The last and final technique I will talk about is shooting through. By doing this you will create this veil of soft color around your subject. Whatever you are shooting through will determine the veil of color in your image, so keep this in mind when choosing what to shoot through. This can really simplify your image by hiding a busy scene that is surrounding your subject.
If you enjoyed this series and would like to learn more I will be releasing an ebook version later this winter. Enjoy creating beautiful images of flowers and flora!
This blooming shrub was very busy, so to simplify it I shot through some of the foliage to create that soft blur and hide some of the details.