Ants and Some Comments on Depth of Field (Two Photographs)
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I gave a presentation on nature photography last month and one of the things I touched on was depth of field. One of my points was that it is a myth you cannot get good out of focus backgrounds and even bokeh from small sensor mirror-less cameras. The ant on the leaf is an example taken with an Olympus OMD-5. To achieve this the background has to be further away from your subject than your subject is from the camera. The photo was taken at F3.2 and you get more depth of field close up with smaller sensors. The second photo taken with a DSLR illustrates that there are other creative uses for depth of field. The out of focus area can be used as a frame or to add perspective to your photograph.