Wildflower Perspective

Mexican hats in the foreground, Indian blankets and sunflowerishes in the background

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.

Purple and golden yellow go together (my high school’s colors!)

Horsemint was growing near the Mexican hats. Look how the purple pops out from the bokeh’d coreopsis near it.

Now the coreopsis are front and center.

Want to see those same wildflowers differently? Change your focal point!

Sunflowerishes in focus and out

I’ll admit that I’m a bokeh fan, other colored wildflowers in the background or not.

Penstemons are pretty in pink

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!

2 responses to “Wildflower Perspective

  1. Fellow bokeh fan here and I like the series of photos above but image # is stunning..

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