Autofocus is one of the greatest inventions in photography… letting the camera quickly do the tedious chore of adjusting the lens to bring the appropriate subject into crystal clear focus. It’s absolutely necessary when taking photos of the swift and frustratingly hard to follow squirrel. You don’t have time to be feeling for buttons when you may only have a second or two to snap the shot.
Alas, autofocus can be a bit finicky and sometimes fixate on the stupidest little thing in the photo that will leave the featured presentation looking like a ball of fuzz. For me, that’s generally a stray twig in the foreground of a picture that will fool the camera into thinking I wanted to shoot such a drab thing as a stick. But in this photo above, the camera decided to skip over the foreground twigs AND the squirrel on the branch just behind it to focus on an empty branch in the background that the stray twig and squirrel are both actually partially obscuring! What the heck!?!?
Sorry, Mr. Blurry Saturday Squirrel that you didn’t get the full face you deserved for my feature. Blame the camera, not the photographer…
Have a great weekend everyone!