View single post by Eric
 Posted: Sat Feb 20th, 2021 16:32

Joined: Thu Apr 19th, 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 3655
I have always admired Jeff’s skill as a wildlife photographer, his use of light, field craft and mastery of whatever equipment he uses. (Puts my half hearted efforts to shame) 

But I have to say that whilst differential focus between subject and background always lifts the subject from its surroundings , I am not a fan of totally blurred surroundings in wildlife photos. 

For me, part of the pleasure is seeing the habitat. Having completely blurred surroundings may make the subject stand out more but it takes a well executed natural looking shot and moves it too close to an illustration....what a friend refers to as a ‘bird stamp’.

I know all our taste differ, but I prefer more interaction between the subject and it’s habitat.:hardhat:

Great captures though:bowing: