A lot of people ask what I did in the computer to get the background to “look like that”. Well the answer is nothing in the computer, but I have achieved that wonderful blurred background and foreground by conscious choices made with my camera. The effect is created with a combination of things like a really strong telephoto lens, large apertures and shooting from just above the ground. The effect this has is to simplify the image and to put all the attention on the beautiful subject.


Sharp-tailed Grouse, Southwestern Saskatchewan