lijoec wrote in post #18900505
great shots, that top one has a very cool effect!! If you don't mind me asking how did you do that?
Backlighting with some evening breeze going on, sun was right behind the owl. + you do get a ton of help in bokeh if you purposefully put obstructions in the frame between yourself and the subject. I think doing so adds some depth, and with a longer shutter speed, those tree's will end up as a blur. The challenge of course is getting your subject in focus while everything is in motion while also balancing the amount of diffraction in the backlighting. In landscapes, many would shoot this at an f16+ to control the diffraction, but I don't keep the tripod with me much anymore. Also you get a more scattered diffraction with a lower fstop in these instances. The key is: experiment.