Nuthatch and a Word on Selective Focus (Three Photographs)
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You will note that the focus fades the further down the body of the nuthatch in the two color versions. There are two schools of thought on this use of selective focus, either it attracts the eye to the face of the subject or it’s distracting. It can work either way and some people may never notice it. I included one bird in profile, because that is what the books say you should shoot to get the most in focus. I chose B&W because I thought the background was suitable. People get nuthatches to eat out of their palms, but with beaks like that I think I’ll pass.