This week’s 52 Friday challenge topic is Bokeh. Bokeh, by definition, is “a Japanese term for the subjective aestheticquality of out-of-focus areas of a photographicimage”. I am often asked how I get the ‘blurred’ or ‘dreamy effect’ to my photos. That blurriness many are referring to is bokeh. The quality of the lens and aperture value play the largest role in bokeh. The image below was shot with my 100mm f/2.8L Macro,  at f2.8 and 1/200s.

Now head on over to see Danielle’s take on Bokeh.

  • Cat - April 15, 2011 - 9:19 am

    So lovely. Such vibrant colors.

  • Dana - April 15, 2011 - 9:32 am

    Wow this is gorgeous! Makes me want to go out and buy that macro lens even more :) Great image!

  • Danielle - April 15, 2011 - 11:14 am

    Wow! What type of flower is that!?! That is…WOW.

  • rose - April 15, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    That is so cool! Love the colour!

  • JOHN - April 15, 2011 - 12:17 pm

    It is a lovely shot! I’d not been familiar with the word “Bokeh”, although I’ve been using selective depth-of-field exposure for several decades.
    It is a wonderful technique that allows the photographer to maintain a sharp subject while obscuring the foreground and / or background, thus making them more gentle and less of a distraction. ‘Nice to see the technique get some attention.