Trotting Horse

     
  Trotting Horse  
     
While f/1.8 is a very wide aperture, 18-35mm is a relatively wide angle range of focal lengths. This means that creating a strong background blur with a mounted APS-C format (only) DSLR camera requires a close subject. You can see a mild background blur in this mid-distance 35mm example.
 
Note that I was using a 1/8000 shutter speed for this shot. Not all cameras have this extremely fast shutter speed available.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
35mm  f/1.8  1/8000s  ISO 100  3456 x 5184px
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