With cherry blossom season almost in bloom, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to share this photograph. Kelly shot this image at f/2.5 with a maximum aperture value of 1.7. Using anything from f/2.8 or lower will allow you to capture the cherry blossoms with a crisp focus in your foreground and a soft background blur, just like this. Also, being mindful of your positioning will help you find the best frame. You may need to duck lower to the ground or move up to a higher point.
Unfortunately, the dazzling peak bloom of the cherry blossoms typically lasts for less than one week, so it is valuable to do your research in advance and pay close attention to weather trends. The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. is from March 18 to April 17, so get out there and shoot! Thanks for sharing your work, Kelly!