Bokeh Question XZ-2

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Bokeh Question XZ-2
Apr 21, 2013

I'm a novice photographer, and am trying to teach myself bokeh using my new XZ-2.  I took a few shots of my gentian violets, which are about 5 inches high.   Looking at these two super macro shots (not perfectly focused, my fault, I still need to get the hang of manual focus with the LCD), I have a question.  I was delighted that I was actually able to get some background blur on the first shot, the distance between the flower and the leaves is so small.  But do you see some slight speckled texture, or shimmer, in the blue on the petals?

I don't mind that, it's not as if the petals don't have texture.  But in this case, do you think that's actually an artifact?  If so, what is causing it?

Wasn't trying for bokeh here, but see, no shimmer

This one's just for fun.  Wheeee!  Blue!!!!

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