Spring is certainly here! By mid-April, I am a paper-grading machine! But I did stop to smell the roses, at least to capture some lovely photos for the Macro Moments Photography Challenge #36, hosted by Musin’ with Susan.
This month’s macro theme explores “bokeh” shapes in the background. I’m still a newb in many ways, but I managed to capture the little bokeh buggers behind my glorious American Beauty roses. This shot was taken in macro mode with my Panasonic Lumix FZ300.
In fact I’m such a newb that I had to google “bokeh” just to be sure. Check out this website, PhotoArgus.com It states: “Bokeh is an optical effect in which the background of a photo is blurred. The blur is produced by taking photos with a shallow depth of field.”
I believe I got lucky! To celebrate, I found this delightful quote:
“The Earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
This was also submitted for the weekly photo challenge: Earth.
The April Flowers link-up is still taking your beautiful floral links through April 30th. All links are tweeted and pinned. Visit some other blogs and enjoy the garden while you are there!