Not to be confused with the French-derived word “bouquet” (often used with flowers) “bokeh” is the Anglicized version of a Japanese word which refers to “the way a lens renders out-of-focus points of light.”

In the example below, the distant outline of hills and trees was deliberately kept out of focus, lending a sense of depth and contrast to the foreground rocks and flowers. The distant forms are rendered in smooth, flowing shapes by the bokeh of the medium telephoto lens that I used.

…The wildflowers, by the way, are “Rock Penstemon” … Hmmm I wonder why they call them that