I think “bokeh” is a wonderful word; especially as I spent most of my life not knowing what it was! In fact I’d never even heard of it. I did used to wonder how something in a photograph stood out from a blurry background. I thought it must be a Photoshop technique.
Since I got my first “grown-up” camera and learned about f numbers and depth of field, I do like to use wide apertures to isolate flowers from their background.
These were taken at f4 :
And this next one at f5.
All images ©HelenBushe.
XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro
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