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Thanks, sbeme. Everything was done in camera. They are actual Cacao beans, and I did try to get the exposure on them down as much as possible in camera, though I couldn't get any tighter with a scrim without altering the reflection on the large jug.
As for the DOF, this was shot with a 24-105 (my only lens for still life, currently), with a slight zoom, at f20, which, in turn, compressed the DOF. In Capture 1, I did reduce clarity for the soft focus feel as it's what I had envisioned. I want to invest in a 100 Macro!
The smaller highlights were already brought to my attention as a distraction, and I will reduce them in post.
The light was actually not coming from the left, though I do appreciate all of your comments for improvement!
This is for my personal portfolio, though I do appreciate the comment!