Tufted Titmouse in a Basket, Isolating with 85mm f/1.4 and Merry Christmas!!!

An 85mm lens is usually not my first choice for bird photography, but ... I can be an opportunist. When this shot presented itself, I saw the opportunity for demonstrating this lens' minimum focus distance combined with the look of the 85mm focal length and f/1.4 aperture. The shallow depth of field makes the tufted titmouse stand out in an image containing many potentially distracting details.
 
Aligning the edge of the bird within the gold ribbon also aids in isolating the subject and the Christmas-decorated basket "ties" the image into the season.


My family and I wish you a warm, joy-filled and very merry Christmas! We consider you part of our family and hope that your Christmas is filled with great meaning, great memories and, as always, great images And, may all of your camera cases be overflowing.

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Camera and Lens Settings
85mm  f/1.4  1/200s
ISO 200
8688 x 5792px
Posted: 12/25/2016 7:20:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News, Sony News    Category: Photo Tips and Stories
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