My experiments with bokeh are almost solely with different flowers in our garden. I have mostly used my longest lens 70-300mm in a crop frame body. I must have uploaded already several shots of our irises. Here are two again. :-) Some of my shots of single flowers with intended bokeh please myself, while others not. The result very much depends on light conditions, which have an effect on the flower petals as well as on the background. A suitable side light often gives the most pleasant result. I often under expose by 0.67 and then correct the shadows if needed to avoid over exposure of highlighted petal details. I personally like a bokeh, which is not just one and even colour, for example green, but has more than other blurred colours. That of course depends on the background and the DOF.
The main shot shows only the petals and the stem while the CI shows also some green leafs although blurred, which I also personally like.
Lasse, this main photo is a prime example for our theme of January - and a real moodlifter in these wet, dark, grey, muddy and stormy days here in Central Europe. I like the shown contrast between the withered flower and the other one in full bloom. This iris seems to pop out from the photo. A real eye-candy!
I like this monograph better than the CI because the beauty, the elegance, of this flower here comes better in its own.
Greetings from Westphalia!
Happy New Year. Yes, most of my bokeh are of flowers and maybe some from the animals shot with the large lens...
These are lovely shots, I love them both, maybe the CI a touch more with the more colorful of the flowers. The one on the background is already a bit blur with the shallow DoF. Lovely images, full of spring and summer energy. Makes me wish for spring time already.