depth of field
i generally take about fifty versions of each image before i choose which one to post. i usually talk about my subject, or else my composition, but it just occurred to me today that i probably deal with depth of field issues as often as the other two. most of my fifty images each day are the same subject and the same composition, with multiple variations of depth of field. this is an example of a straightforward composition, and a familiar subject, with a very short depth of field, focused on the forwardmost explosion of this botanical firework.