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The soft look in this image comes from the blurred fore- and background. This is achieved by using a comparatively open aperture (f/3.2 on APS-C), and a rather close focus distance. (I would guess something between 1.5 and 2.5m). This results in a more shallow Depth-of-Field (DOF) of about 40cm (The woman is in focus and sharp, whereas the grass in front of ...
This is a duotone/split-tone image (between pink(ish) and green(ish)) + black. The contrast is lowered, and colors are replaced from a gradient between pink and green. You see this as "soft" because of reduced saturation, reduced contrast and reduced color jumps. You see this as warm because the black point is increased (consequence of the reduced ...
A better resolution image would help giving a definitive answer. That said, I'm not sure that a long focal was used, I would think maybe 50mm. Regarding the depth of field, the foremost part of the "blanket" (very bottom of photo) is also sharp even though it is probably 15cm or more before the baby's face, whereas the "hat" gets blurred only a couple of ...
It looks to me like they may have used a shaped filter over the lens to cause blurring near the edges of the image. It doesn't look like it could just be shallow depth of field because of how clear the blanket is in front of the baby. A shaped piece of semi-transparent material in front of the lens however could produce a blurring like this or it is ...
Without any EXIF-Data contained within the Picture, you can't say for sure. But the Background Blur looks like a very high speed lens used wide open, e. g. a Canon 85mm f/1.2 or 135mm f/2.0 on a Full Frame Camera.
I'd say this is made with an Aperture of about ƒ1.8 or more likely ƒ1.4 . This way, you only have very little depth of field (the area what is sharp in the picture) and the back- but also the foreground (depending on your focal length and your distance to the subject) will be very soft.
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