Jerome,Not quite the same, but this is a picture taken with the Minolta 100mm Soft Focus lens, to show the effect of increased spherical aberration:
On that particular lens, there is a slider to increase or decrease spherical aberration, to give a "soft focus" effect.
I am so pleased to see this. This look is new to me. It seems as if they are moving! I do like that they are not clinically sharp. Although supersharp images of flowers showing veins on the petals and the pollen grains on the antlers and stamens, or the fur coat of bees are technical achievements and indeed awesome, it is “cold hard fact” amazing but not “romantic mysterious” amazing! The latter is what soft focus does for portraits and flowers. I imagine it would work with flying doves too, but not perhaps a peacock or a giraffe as they are far to odd and particular to be romantic!