It’s Week 46 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is “bokeh.” Bokeh is the pleasing blur of points of light in images and draws your eye to the subject because of the smoothly blurred background. Typically images with a nice, smooth bokeh are images taken with lenses that are fast and have a very wide aperture, creating a shallow depth of field. I had high hopes for getting out there this week with my camera and getting some great bokeh images, but my schedule and the weather worked against me. So, in a total cheat move, I’m going to show you some of my favorite bokeh images from past blogs where they may not have been touted as bokeh images.

First up is one from last week’s “seasonal” blog, because of the nice smooth background behind Mr. Bojoangles.

This one was from earlier this year, but the background is perfectly smooth because of the lens I used as well as the distance from the background to the subject.

Also from earlier this year is another image with some great bokeh.

This next one is from last year and has some nice sunlight bokeh as it filters through the trees.

These next two images from last December are what one typically gets starting this time of year in terms of bokeh images…holiday lights. It also reminds me that I need to locate Mr. Bojangles and Paco’s holiday sweaters.

I need to work on some great bokeh images with Lola. So far, we’ve only done a couple of photoshoots inside, so once the weather is less sketchy, we will head out for some shoots with Mother Nature. Lola has only been to the posing log in our favorite local park once and we didn’t do a photoshoot. So much to look forward to with my new model.

Here’s a reminder of just how cute she is.

To see more bokeh, head over to visit Linda with VP Shoots Photography based in Tampa, Florida, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

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