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    Default Using neutral density filters for daylight strobist bokeh

    This image was taken using an Olympus E-5 and a 50-200mm Zuiko lens. I used a .9 Neutral density filter to allow me to shoot at wide open. I used 3 Nikon SB-24 Speedlights mounted on a lightstand triggered by PocketWizards for this shot. Each flash had a Stofen Omnibounce diffuser attached. This photo was taken around 2 pm in bright sunlight. The bokeh was created by sun reflecting off of the lake in the background. More shots can be seen here.

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    Default Re: Using neutral density filters for daylight strobist bokeh

    I love this shot! The unusual bokeh makes it a standout, and it was a good idea to use the ND filter to get that bokeh.

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    Default Re: Using neutral density filters for daylight strobist bokeh

    A striking image...and thanks for the set up shot as well.
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    Default Re: Using neutral density filters for daylight strobist bokeh

    Gorgeous shot! Well done... excellent imagination in the setup!
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    Default Re: Using neutral density filters for daylight strobist bokeh

    Nice shot indeed , I see the E-5 is working great and the D700 is treating you well also.
    I have been looking at FF seriously for a few months now
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