One day while I was out for a walk, I spotted this bird patiently eyeing its prey. I didn’t want to startle it, so I ducked into a grassy area and used a 200mm zoom lens to get this picture.
Photo: Nao Nishitsuji ●CX1 ●1/410 ●F5.2 ●ISO100 ●EV+1.0 ●WB: AUTO
The tele-end usually makes the depth of field shallower and accentuates out-of-focus areas, but this phenomenon is more pronounced when the camera and subject are closer together. As in the example, the scenery in the middle- to long-distance range looks sharp and defined. This image emphasizes the focal point and gives wonderful expression to the port at dawn (177mm-equivalent).
When capturing a subject at close range, switch to macro mode and then zoom to create your composition. This accentuates the subject by blurring the background and making the focused area more precise. (60 mm-equivalent Macro)