is this bokeh?

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  1. vh5150

    vh5150 TPF Noob!

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    Bokeh is the out of focus area, so its the area behind whatever is in focus. It's hard to explain but I hope that helps
     
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    yes it is.
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Technically yes. For more info on bokeh here
     
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    I feel really stupid for even wondering, but I'm not sure. I haven't really worked too much with bokeh, but I don't really even know if this picture would count..
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    Not really, but many people call any OOF background 'bokeh' when what it really is, is Depth-Of-Field (DOF).

    Bokeh is the visual quality of any out of focus parts of an image. It is not a measurable property, and many disagree on what good bokeh looks like.

    There are 2 kinds of bokeh: Cream and Hollywood.

    The quality of the bokeh in the images the OP posted is IMO, poor bokeh, as it's neither creamy nor hollywood.
     
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    thanks everyone. I will keep trying until I figure it out. I probably should just tell my wife I need an 80-200 2.8. Surely that will solve my dilemma!
     

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