Trying to get better with this style so that I am not constantly fudging with the focus and distance that I am standing at to attain the blur that I am wanting to achieve. Also, I usually found it hard to select WHAT to focus on, for instance, in the first picture. Would there have been something better to focus on? Maybe a better angle to look at the branch? Still fuzzy on how to get a bigger difference between the focal point and something that is pretty close to it like in the second shot. The flower is the focal point, but the leaf that is near is also in focus, at least on my screen. Is there a decent way to get a better DOF to blur that leaf a little more even though it's so close to the bud? Any ideas would be appreciated. 1. 2.