The Irises were at their peak when we visited the garden so I was able to get several nice shots. This photo of the purple iris was taken with my 50mm lens using aperture priority at F1.8. This lens was new to me so I used it the entire trip to get myself comfortable with the lens. You will note how when I focused on the main iris it put it in focus and gave a soft focus to the rest of the photo. I used the same lens and aperture for the daisies that you see in the photo below. In this case I was closer to the daisies in the foreground so I got an even greater blur in the background.
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