I like adding a bit of foreground blur too, especially with lenses like the 135 and the 300 f/2.8, which have such a nice smooth OOF blur. Not only does it give an image more of an artistic feel, it also adds a sense of looking through the undergrowth and being there.
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens). A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera. Wide open @ f/2
Nice one ... good work with the foreground too!
I really like to include a foreground element with the 135L when possible because it does such a good job with both foreground and background bokeh. Doing that always adds an extra bit of depth to the image.
Haven't had the privilege of shooting the 300 f/2.8 (someday!), but I don't have any problem taking your word for it
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4