01_26_2017 red flowers on Comistas Drive
I struggled to get a single flower clear of the nearby flowers and well isolated from other branches and leaves. I had to worry first about getting adequate depth of field to get the subject in sharp focus before I worried about getting the background enough out of focus to minimize distraction to the viewer.
After I took the preceding photo, I decreased the aperture size to get more depth of field. The background is less blurred but switching quickly between the two photos was surprising to me. The background is indeed less blurred but the flower seems to stand out more. Maybe I'll stop going back for more pictures of these flowers now.