Beautiful Fish, Artfully Photgraphed

As some of you may remember, part of my New Year’s Resolution this year was to experiment more with different camera lenses and photography techniques. For the past year I’ve been coveting the Helios 44-3 lens after seeing some photos a relative of mine took using it. The lens is kind of clunky to use with a new Canon camera, because it’s a very old Russian lens that requires an adapter to fit on the camera and it looses the ability to auto-focus. BUT, the result is totally worth the extra effort! The background blur (or “bokeh”) looks very pretty and almost looks like brushstrokes on a painting. What do you think? Which of the photos below is your favorite?

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