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 (bō′kā, -kĕ)
The effect of blurriness in the areas of an image that fall outside a photograph's depth of field.

[Japanese boke, blur, blurring (as a technique of traditional Japanese ink wash painting), verbal noun of bokeru, to be senile or muddle-headed, be hazy or blurry, fade, from alteration (with pejorative voiced b for voiceless h) of Old Japanese hoku, hoke-, to be lost in thought, absent-minded, vague.]
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Summary: The camera effect, Lantern, features subtle bokeh and crescent shapes inspired by the ornamental Arabesque design style.
It blurs all objects behind the subject for a stunning bokeh effect, ensuring that the focus subject is the solo highlight in background and foreground.
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