Still no shots taken by 5pm today and I was a little mystified as to what I was going to shoot. I tried some images of trees at my workplace, but wasn't impressed, then when I got home most shots seemed "soft" rather than as crisp as I'd have liked. Shooting with a wide aperture like f1.8 means it's easy to get things out of focus by a slight movement. Much better to shoot with a tripod, but for some of the shots I was attempting - flowers in a hanging basket for example - my tripod just wasn't tall enough. Arggh!
Somewhat frustrated with my hand held efforts I used a tripod to get the shot you see in this post. This is much crisper than my handheld effort of the same scene, but a tad lacking in depth of field. Not all of the nest is focussed, but it's an interesting shot nevertheless.
f1.8, 1/640sec, ISO 200, 50mm.
So, good use of a shallow depth of field? Too shallow? Comments, as always, are very welcome.