In this contest, we're going to tweak our setup and play with our camera's DOF settings to have two subjects in focus. Two subjects that are identical in shape (90+ %). The subjects can be positioned in any way you want, as long as they are both in focus.

by Photonut
— by Photonut —

If you don't know where to start, here's an interesting video from 'The Photography Spot' on the topic:


The subjects can be animals or objects that have the same (90+ %) shape (The color, size, and position can differ). But, try to have few other items in your photo. That way, you can put more emphasis on the two identical subjects.

Good luck!

PS: It's very important to vote on every entry, the more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

If you have any questions/suggestions/comments about this contest, reply to this comment!

Good luck! 👇

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Vibeke avatarLevel 12
Vibeke

Exactly same shapes sound difficult?

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Staaan replied to Vibeke :

It was meant more like: don't put a fork and a spoon together, for example

I changed the wording a little

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retired

Are these supposed to be photos that we've taken ourselves, or gotten off the internet?

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Olga.L replied to retired :

Please read the contest rules....."In this contest, we're going to tweak our setup and play with our camera's DOF settings to have two subjects in focus."

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MyMindsEye

Staaan,
Annoying spambot as latest entry.

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MyMindsEye

I think we need a button to flag inappropriate/off topic entries.

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Olga.L

Staaaaaaaaaan, the example you provide shows two shoes that are NOT pin-sharp....they are NOT in focus! The focus is on the shoelaces and not shoes. 😮

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Ahah normal it is my photo 😁 Maybe it was for a shoelaces contest 🤔

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Olga.L replied to Zizounai :

Shoelace contest.....LOL

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Staaan replied to Zizounai :

Nono, it wasn't a shoelace contest! :D

Was this one: http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest/22977/two-of-them.html

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Zizounai replied to Staaan :

I know Staaan, I was kidding 😋

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Staaan replied to Olga.L :

Oh no, you are right!

What about this one?

http://www.pxleyes.com/images/contests/two-of-them/fullsize/two-of-them-5cb48beb51e00.jpg

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Zizounai replied to Staaan :

Better, one bird is a bit sharper than the other though.

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Olga.L replied to Staaan :

Good enough, I think the members will understand how to vote, at least this is clearer than the shoes.

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Sentry created by Olga.L

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Zizounai

Congrats sweetie. Were these twins from an embassy?

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Olga.L replied to Zizounai :

Bonjour...this was taken in Bishkek, Kyrgystan when the world was normal....our last big trip to Central Asia....then the world changed. Thank you...I dunno if it was by the embassy.

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Skyangel

Congratulations Olga

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Olga.L replied to Skyangel :

Thanks ANgelica.

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Vibeke

Congratulation, I love your 'toy' soldiers.

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Olga.L replied to Vibeke :

thank you Vibeke

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Merlin

Congratulations Olga 😘

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Olga.L replied to Merlin :

Thank you Merlin,also thank you for your comments on that something fishy photo. I didn't thank you before because of anonymity issues....😊

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Merlin replied to Olga.L :

😘

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demi

Congrats!

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Olga.L replied to demi :

Tx!

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MyMindsEye

Nicely presented. Sharp focused and well balanced color.
Looks like a table top figurine.

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Olga.L replied to MyMindsEye :

Thank you for those comments, appreciated.

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Perfect timing, a friend brought me these 2 tiny Mouse Tail plants yesterday. They are about 2cm tall.

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Zizounai

Congrats Vibeke. Wonderful contrast and bright shapes. I never saw these plants before, and they have such a lovely name 😊

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Vibeke replied to Zizounai :

Thank you.

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Olga.L

Congrats on this artistic rendition. Loved it.

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Vibeke replied to Olga.L :

Thank you

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Merlin

Congrats Vibeke 😘

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Vibeke replied to Merlin :

Thank you Merlin

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Skyangel

Congratulations Vibeke. This was one of my favorites.

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Vibeke replied to Skyangel :

Thank you.

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demi

Congrats!

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Vibeke replied to demi :

Thank you

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Olga.L

Great entry and congrats to you

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Merci sweety pie 😊

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Skyangel

Congratulations Zizounai.

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Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

Thanks Skyangel 😋

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Vibeke

Congratulations on 3rd. Now you can enjoy the wine.

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Zizounai replied to Vibeke :

Ahah thanks Vibeke, I took the photo a long time ago, I'm afraid it would be vinegar for now 🤣

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Merlin

Congratulations Ms Zizounaï! 😘💔

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Zizounai replied to Merlin :

Thank you Monseigneur Merlin 😊

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demi

Congrats!

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Zizounai replied to demi :

Thank you Demi, glad to see you here 😁 I remember you from Pxleyes 😘

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demi replied to Zizounai :

a long time ago, have to get used to this site,

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Zizounai replied to demi :

I remember you're a good chopper too, you should participate to the Photoshop contests as well!!!

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demi replied to Zizounai :

Photoshop i have to practice, i'm going to try, i like your work I have to translate everything into english

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Merlin

What Olga said: just nice through and through.

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Zizounai replied to Merlin :

Thanks Merlin, I'll drink to that 😊

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Olga.L

By one year...nice especially with that bokeh....AND YES IT IS SHARP...though all the planes of subject. I like the thoughtful composition, frame, pov, saturation...just nice through and through.

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Thank you Olga 😊

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Two cows standing next to each other in this pond cooling themselves .... Helen says to Margaret: "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I don't believe you," replies Margaret. "It's true, no bull!"

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Vibeke avatarLevel 12
Vibeke

Great shot.

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Olga.L replied to Vibeke :

Thank you for commenting, I didn't respond earlier because of anonymity issues.

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Zizounai

Ahah, I love your story 😁 (and the photo too by the way)

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Olga.L replied to Zizounai :

Thank you....now I can thank you because of anonymity issues I didn't say anything earlier.

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Zizounai

Ahah, I love your story 😁 (and the photo too by the way)

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Olga.L

I really liked the clarity of your post and the "wabi sabi" touch was perfect!

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eugen replied to Olga.L :

Thank you !

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eugen replied to self:

!

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MyMindsEye

Always inspirational to see photography featuring models with disabilities, ;-D
Nicely done, Artist.
,

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eugen replied to MyMindsEye :

😀👍

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eugen replied to MyMindsEye :

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Merlin

One of my favs! 💥

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eugen replied to Merlin :

Thank you

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Merlin replied to eugen :

Did you break the glass especially for the photo?

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eugen replied to Merlin :

No, my god, haw to intentionally break such a beauty ? 🤣

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Merlin replied to eugen :

😂

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Olga.L replied to Merlin :

groan ;-)

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Merlin replied to Olga.L :

;-)

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Merlin

👍💖

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Olga.L replied to Merlin :

Thank you sweetie.

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Olga.L

Great composition, love the lines you caught and that slight glow of a border to hold it all in....well thought out ......a photo made, not a photo snapped...strong post.

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MyMindsEye replied to Olga.L :

Thanks, Olga.

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Merlin

👍😻

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Merlin

I noticed the swap & large view is a + 🧐

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Zizounai replied to Merlin :

Thanks for being so careful Merlin 😋

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Olga.L

Yes, this is the sharper version LOL!

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Ahah, you noticed the swap! the other one made my eyes cry.

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MyMindsEye

Great eye appeal! Well done.

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Zizounai replied to MyMindsEye :

Chirp-chirp MyMindsEye 😊

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I love these candles, can't imagine ever lighting them. The problem of getting so close to things is that it's not until you bring the photos up on the screen you realise how dirty they are. So I had to start over after giving them a good dusting.

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MyMindsEye

Very nice. Sharp composition, Bright colors, Dustless.
Well done, Artist.

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Vibeke replied to MyMindsEye :

Thank you so much.

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Olga.L

Nicely seen, well cropped with realistic saturation good exposure. Lovely and cool! I like it too!

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Merlin replied to Olga.L :

🤗

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I love this one

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Merlin replied to Vibeke :

😘

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Well done, Artist

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Thank you

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Clean, Crisp & Neat.
Just what the theme ordered!
Well done, Artist

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Thank you so much.

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Just the two of us We can make it if we try Just the two of us (Just the two of us) Just the two of us Building castles in the sky Just the two of us You and I

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Olga.L

I find your post visually very soothing in gentle cool neutral gray tones. This image was taken with thought and consideration to placement/ framing and is not a snapped photo. Texturally it also pleases, the detail of planks and the scratches on the subject give life to the photo. For me, I feel a "swoosh" feeling, so it is emotive as well. Simple and solid. I like it....a lot.

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MyMindsEye replied to Olga.L :

Thanks! Glad you like it ....a lot. ! :)

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Merlin

What Olga said: creative.

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MyMindsEye replied to Merlin :

Thank you.

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Olga.L

Your creativity made me smile with that blue cloth acting as water for Nemo and his friend. Both are sharp and I like the colour saturation of the photo....interesting too, is how Nemo is looking up getting ready to pounce. LOL.....cute and photographically well done!

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MyMindsEye replied to Olga.L :

Thank you.

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Good post with blurring of background yet both subjects pin sharp....well done. Technically a pleasing photo with good natural colours and point of view, nicely framed with breathing space included.

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Mom and dad were so proud to pose 😉

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Olga.L replied to Zizounai :

groan.....🤪

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Similar to previous post but out of focus. Stick with the first post. ;-)

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Olga.L

Creating a beautiful optical effect with complementary colours of red and green...visually striking. Your subject, those two dragonflies, are out of focus but the composition is well done.

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Merlin replied to Olga.L :

DITTO!

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MyMindsEye replied to Olga.L :

DITTO!

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