Digital Focus: Master Your Camera's Depth of Field

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This Week's Hot Pic: "A Lovely Couple," by Peter Nelson, Hartland, Minnesota

Peter says: "I hoped to capture some geese in their natural habitat, so I dressed as if I were going deer hunting, with a camouflage net stretched over the top of my head. After waiting about twenty minutes, I heard the first sign of my friends. I hoped my blind would be good enough to make them comfortable to land. Sure enough, the camo netting worked. I was so excited that initially, I started to snap shots of just about everything that moved. As I was shooting, I kept hearing a single goose honking nearby. I turned to look, and to my amazement, I found a goose seeming to yell at another. Every time this mad goose would lunge forward, the other one simply leaned away as if ignoring the conversation. It reminded me of a couple arguing."

Peter used a Canon Rebel EOS Digital with a Sigma 28-300mm lens.

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