Always looking for good Bokeh, eventually….

I am always thinking about the potential Bokeh of a shot…well after I panic about trying to just get an image of the bird before it flies away or becomes blocked by branches, then just trying to get it in focus with good light and then I think about bokeh….

To quote the Nikon USA site: Bokeh is defined as “the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider.” Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph.

Good Bokeh can really help the subject pop out against the background with a nice contrasting or complimentary colour. I use a 5.6 lens and still can achieve some interesting bokeh.

Red Rumped Parrot

Red Rumped Parrot

White Winged Chough

White Winged Chough

Cape Barren Goose

Cape Barren Goose



Golden Headed Cisticola,

Golden Headed Cisticola

Immature Spotted Harrier, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee - 23 Nov 2014

Immature Spotted Harrier

Striated Fieldwren, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee - 23 Nov 2014

Striated Fieldwren

Brown Falcon, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee - 19 Nov 2014

Brown Falcon

Little Pied Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant

Singing Honeyeater,

Singing Honeyeater

Juvenile Welcome Swallow

Immature Welcome Swallow

Willie Wagtail III

Willie Wagtail

Little Wattlebird II

Little Wattlebird

Red Browed Finch

Dancing Red Browed Finch

Purple Flower with Bee

Purple Flower with Bee – I actually moved around this flower to find a bokeh colour contrast that could look good…

Juvenile Yellow Faced Honeyeater

Juvenile Yellow Faced Honeyeater

Eastern Yellow Robin, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula NP,  Victoria

Eastern Yellow Robin

Striated Fieldwren, Western Treatment Plant, Weribee, Victoria - 29 May, 2014

Striated Fieldwren

Rose Robin

Rose Robin

Southern Emu Wren along Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek trail

Southern Emu Wren

White Browed Woodswallow

White Browed Woodswallow

2 responses to “Always looking for good Bokeh, eventually….

  1. Yip, wonderful shots.


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