Sophia has set us the task of sharing photos that show bokeh, a fancy way of saying that your background is out of focus which puts everyone’s attention on whatever you want to spotlight. 🙂 I use this often in nature shots and here are the first three I came across in one of my files featuring McDowell Forest Preserve in Naperville, Illinois, my spirit park when we lived there. 🙂 Hey, I’m sure “spirit park” must be a thing.

Oops! Sorry, I lied. This first shot is from the our backyard in Naperville where we were blessed with a whole raft of these in season.

Now to McDowell.

I find spider webs in particular benefit from bokeh, don’t you agree?

  1. I love that technique but had no idea it had a name! Your photos are beautiful 🤩

  2. Indira says:

    Lovely photos. The spider web definitely benefits.:)

  3. Sofia Alves says:

    Wow, that spider web is absolutely amazing. Great shot!

  4. restlessjo says:

    I particularly like the first, Janet. Happy Palm Sunday!

  5. Sheree says:

    I’d say you’ve nailed it

  6. pattimoed says:

    Wonderful shots, Janet. I especially love the spider web. Amazing.

  7. solaner says:

    Yes, spider webs benefit extremely from a nice bokeh. But, also the iris is nice 👍

  8. Beautiful, Janet. The first shot is gorgeous and calls to me.

  9. Tina Schell says:

    Beautifully done Janet. Loved the spider web between the two “poles”. Terrific examples

  10. Robert J Jr. says:

    Beautiful examples of bokeh! Lovely!

  11. Amy says:

    Wow… the web image is amazing!!

  12. JohnRH says:

    Great shots!

  13. Beautiful, especially the web

  14. Your photos are stunning Janet!

  15. Leya says:

    Beautiful, I know you use this technique just as much as I do – and the spider’s web is amazing!

  16. Wind Kisses says:

    Spirit park is definitely a “thing”. I have a lot of those places. The spider web with the drips was a great capture.