Creative Aperture - Shallow Focus

Farm Rabbit, ABC Acres
Hamilton, Montana

To keep your attention on the rabbit, I chose a wide open aperture of f/4 at a 105mm focal length and focused on the bunny's eye. The aperture caused the background and foreground grass to fall out of focus while the eye stayed sharp. Because we prefer to look at in-focus areas instead of out-of-focus ones, this combination of settings keeps your attention on the rabbit.

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