Lens Artist’s Photo Challenge # 194: Bokeh

This week Sofia has asked us to look up images we have taken that have bokeh. As I always use manual settings on my camera, and love using a very wide aperture, I have found I have been able to get bokeh when taking images of a single flower, for example.

Here is an example of a lovely rose, and I think the background colour complements it well, – bokeh ensures there is no distracting from the beauty of that single bloom:

Peachy rose

Thinking about it, most of my bokeh images are with roses! I struggled to find much else in my quick trawl of the archive. But here’s some cow parsley in a field:

I then looked back a little further, and found a butterfly at Wisley, OK not loads of Bokeh:

A bee on a coneflower:

Bee on unknown flower

and heres an Agapanthus’ unfurling:

and last but not least, my favourite rose:

Wide aperture to create issolation

Linked to Lens Artists at Sofia’s here

45 comments

  1. Amy

    What a beautiful bokeh selection! I love the last two especially.

  2. Fabulous examples Sue, especially some nature ones 🙂

  3. Beautiful selections, Sue.

  4. Great bokeh selections Sue! I also shoot on manual.

  5. The last one is very beautiful.

  6. Excellent. I love that first rose.

  7. Beautiful photos all. Fell in love with that unfolding Agapanthus.

    Thanks for the ID of cow parsley. Now I know what some of my photos have

  8. Wonderful photos, such soft feel to all of them.

  9. Very nice, Sue. Especially that last rose.
    More bokeh opportunities tomorrow hopefully 🙂

  10. Your examples illustrate the technique well, Sue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  11. This challenge is so up your street, Sue.

  12. I adore you sense of isolation. This post to so pretty 😀

  13. They are all beautiful, Sue, but I think I like the agapanthus best. So full of promise!

  14. Beautiful Sue! Loved all the flowers and you were too hard on yourself, as the butterfly image has some lovely bokeh. Loved the cow parsley especially, and never knew its name so I learned something as well!

  15. I appreciate the chance to learn a new word as well as to enjoy the isolation of each lovely image.

  16. Super examples – the last two are my favourites, I think, and I also love the bee 🙂

  17. Oh, these are all so lovely, Sue – bokeh is with you often…and your favourite rose is a stunner!

  18. Stunning photos. The rose was my favorite as well, but a blue butterfly. Dang girl, that’s awesome. The bee was sweet and I believe the flower is an Echinacea, more commonly known as coneflower. Donna

    • Sue

      Pleased you like these, Donna! The blue butterfly was one of the tropical ones in the glasshouse at Wisley garden some years ago.

  19. poppytump

    Love the cow parsley one particularly Sue ! A very nice collection indeed !

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