Signs of Spring
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Up until a few months ago I did not know the word “bokeh.”
Then Shari came by and commented on one of my photographs and said “All really nice, but especially lovely bokeh on the first one” which sent me to Google for some research.

Turns out that attractive blurriness has a name! Well what do you know?

I’ve always liked it but never really thought about it as a concept, rather I saw it as a byproduct or artifact.

Now it’s something I like to strive for in certain shots. This one I accomplished with the new 75-300mm lens at the full 300mm focal length and close range. The thumbnail is designed to make the picture fit easily within the blog. You should really click for the full sized version to see the picture as intended.

Signs of Spring
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2 thoughts on “Signs of Spring

  • February 21, 2007 at 1:30 am

    It’s not winter anymore. It’s spring (in Houston). The redbud trees are the first trees to show. There’s been blooming wood sorrel (oxalis) for a few weeks.

    The next few weeks should show some redbuds to full bloom, depending on their micro-climates.

    (I had this enforced in my mind when I lived in Calgary and hadn’t been home in a few months before returning in mid-Feb. Everywhere else is still brown right now – even as close as Dallas and Oklahoma.)

  • February 21, 2007 at 8:45 am

    Whoops! I have it in my head that it’s still winter.
    Looks like I need to rename the piece!

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