As I said in an earlier post, I made it to Allen Gardens down at Jarvis St. and Gerrard St. Sunday with my friend Eileen. We walked through the botanical gardens and I got a few photos, this obviously being one of them. Seemed strange to be inside look at flowers while it was -10 C. outside. Hope you like it. I hjave a few more I’ll post down the road.
As you can see from the EXIF info, I shot this with the lens wide open, at f2.8, which lets in the most light. I also used full zoom (50mm). By combining the wide aperture with the long zoom I was able to get a very shallow depth of field. This is why the background is all soft and blurred out. The area in focus is very narrow. Another benefit of shooting wide open (f2.8) is I was able to maintain a fast shutter speed at a low ISO.