Focus On Bokeh - Photography Contest [59 entries]

Sparkling Picture

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Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the background blur (the out-of-focus) in a photo and sometimes refers specifically refers to light. The ideal bokeh does not interfere with the object of focus, but enhances it with pleasing effect. See this link for great examples of bokeh photography. Post your best photos where bokeh is at its most aesthetically appealing.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: photogirl723

kyricom: Looks like there are some who are confusing bokeh with DOF ( 5 years and 1631 days ago )
teecee: I think I am one of those confused people. Remove mine as they do not apply (I don't think) TeeCee ( 5 years and 1631 days ago )
Contest Moderator: People.....please hit the link provided and LOOK at the examples of bokeh...bokeh deals with light and not JUST depth of field or being out of focus. ( 5 years and 1631 days ago )
audreyj: I understand what bokeh is and have done a little research on what qualifies as good vs bad but anyone have some tips they can share on how to photograph it well? ( 5 years and 1631 days ago )
photogirl723: audreyj: here is a link that gives some instruction...
( 5 years and 1630 days ago )
audreyj: Thanks photogirl... everything I read tells me i need a better lens but will have a go with what i have. ( 5 years and 1630 days ago )
Trina: when does the contest end?

( 5 years and 1628 days ago )
lyricallife90: Ooops! The photo I entered is the wrong one. It turns out that the one I accidentally uploaded to the contest is not bokeh. I apologize for this and would you please delete my photo from the contest. ( 5 years and 1628 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @ Trina...all contests are closed to new entries and go into "Vote Only" mode at 2000 hrs GMT on have until then to shoot and enter ( 5 years and 1628 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Ok People...I have removed a couple of entries that contain "JUST BOKEH" these are off topic since they are just basically a back ground...there needs to be an object/subject in focus or a focal point of the shot for the bokeh to 'enhance','s just an OOF photo...please pay attention to the remaining entries and the provided link to gain an idea of what is expected in this contest. So far I have given out over 55+ warnings and 10 permanent removals (which is no fun contrary to popular belief...)I would rather have on topic entries as giving out warning after warning is VERY time consuming and monotonous... ( 5 years and 1627 days ago )

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Sparkling - created by WYSIWYG

Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/59Score: 72.3% (43)14131 views

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Water Bokeh - created by EmiK

Water Bokeh
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/59Score: 72.2% (38)16499 views

(5 years and 1629 days ago)

Blue and white - created by friiskiwi

Blue and white
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/59Score: 72.2% (33)14482 views

(5 years and 1628 days ago)

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Red Bellied Woodpecker - created by kyricom

Red Bellied Woodpecker
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/59Score: 72.1% (28)7565 views

(5 years and 1631 days ago)

sunrise on the ice - created by oziipop

sunrise on the ice
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/59Score: 70.9% (21)9384 views

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