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Love these images, though I haven't shot Nikon for quite a while -- nice talent on display.
But, wanted to throw in my 2 cents:
I don't really agree with the tone the poster took nor about bokeh necessarily being a crutch (though I guess some photographers use it as such...we all have our vices!) but I will say this...with the understanding that I'm not pointing out any single photographer here or anywhere else for that matter....too much bokeh I think gets distracting (and by bokeh, I'm actually meaning "very thin DOF")
It seems contradictory, but true. I'm not sure exactly what the issue is but maybe I can explain it...some photos (especially with 200/2s, though I love that image thread) look fake.
The same phenomenon also happens with the Sony 135 STF lens, which actually sorta turned me off to that lens.
I think it's because someone will photograph a 'flat field' shot, meaning the intended focal plane--containing the subject and surrounding photo elements--is entirely parallel with the sensor. The background elements are far enough away that the are almost obliterated.
The effect, then, is that you have what looks like a composite image. Super-sharp (and usually really nice) subject that almost looks like it's been pasted on a digital background.
The same effect happens when someone locally edits a file with a gaussian blur and obliterates the background a little too much -- it just tends to look a bit unnatural to me.
That's not to say all 200/2 shots (or 100/1.4 or 135 STF, etc) are like that, but when the stars align just so, the photos look very 'odd' because of this phenomenon -- Super sharp subject foreground and zero transition to a super-blurred background.
I think it's that distinct lack of fall-off that really looks strange to me. It's not that I'm adverse to the '3-D' ness of a shot (I LOVE those) but the ones I like typically have transitions, whereas something like a 200/2 or the STF can have a jarring non-transition ??
edit -- just realized that other poster may have been talking about bokeh, in general, as a crutch, which I totally disagree with. It's what helps us separate the look of our photo from something like a P&S camera and it's infinity-DOF I guess I went on a crazy tangent with my line of thinking.