Thought I’d show you guys another example of the wonderful shallow depth of field and bokeh the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and the 35mm F1.4 lens are capable of. In fact, because of that shallow depth of field, it can be challenging to get your picture in focus just exactly where you want it to. I found a tripod a necessity in this case even with a fast shutter speed of 1/1,500 sec. and with the bud swaying slightly in the breeze.
I decided to use Aperture-Priority mode: simply turned the aperture ring to F1.4, and let the camera select both the appropriate ISO (200) and shutter speed (1/1,500 sec.). I took a series of 4 shots and nailed this one on the fourth shot, the other shots had the focus not quite on the top of the bud, which is where I wanted it to be.