As I was shooting photos of a small group of Mexican hats the other day, my eye was drawn behind those wildflowers. The bokeh’d (blurred) background was as interesting as the foreground. I loved how the different colors livened up the picture.
Horsemint was growing near the Mexican hats. Look how the purple pops out from the bokeh’d coreopsis near it.
Want to see those same wildflowers differently? Change your focal point!
I’ll admit that I’m a bokeh fan, other colored wildflowers in the background or not.
That lovely blurring gives depth and, dare I say it?, pizzazz to these kinds of photos. All it takes is opening up your aperture (putting it on the smallest f-stop number, like 2.8 or 4), keeping the foreground in focus, and making sure there’s something that will soften nicely in the background.
Sometimes it’s fun to change your wildflower perspective!