A Question from Kerry
A quick look in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh says, "In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light." Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting— "good" or "bad" bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions."
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and this brings another question - should this have been two topics "Bokeh' and Hands. T let me know and I will adjust the list....
I have no clue if this is an example of Bokeh – but its got blur and color which please MY eye.
Addendum from Comments:
Rebecca says, “I don't use a point and shoot but you would want to get your camera to a wide aperture - which means you either need to shoot in manual or aperture priority and select the lowest number you can for the aperture or use macro option. The lower the number the wider the aperture. Focus on something in the foreground, the further it is from the background the more out of focus the background will be. To get those circles of light, there needs to be points of light in the background such as Christmas lights, candles, water drops reflecting...etc. I have some examples on my photo blog: http://thedustycellarshoots.blogspot.com/search/label/Bokeh” and “Ginger, your photo would be an example of motion blur - you caught the movement. Bokeh is a focal blur.”