Creative bokeh

Challenge #4 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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***This is a complex challenge. Please read challenge comments below and click "show full rules" to understand the mechanism of this challenge.**** Bokeh is usually an unintended out of focus effect, show us a photo (ONE only - not two) in which bokeh is part of the compostion to highlight the subject (see example). However, entry in this challenge also obliges to give comments about all other entries in the series. Eventually you may enter an improved version of the first photo. See additional rules. You are encouraged to provide early comments during the submission stage to allow contestants to create an improved photo to submit before voting begins
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This plant grows in a wetland reserve I visit quite often, and I photograph it a bit obsessively. This is a slightly corny photo using a very OOF background. I made the photo for a print, so I hope the frame is OK...
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Submitted: Sunday, 1st January, 2012 00:27 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 2nd October, 2011
Focal length: 128 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
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