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Shallow apertures separate the subject from the background
While shooting wildlife portraits, try to isolate the subject from the surrounding. This can be achieved by reducing the depth-of-field, i.e. blurring the background. For this you may choose to increase the focal length of the lens or shoot the subject when the background vegetation is far away from it or reduce the f-number (widen the aperture of the lens). For instance, f2.8 will create a more intense blur compared to f5.6, which in turn will produce a better blur than f11 and so on.

Shallow apertures separate the subject from the background
This adult male garden lizard (Calotes versicolor) has been isolated from its background (vegetation) by reducing the aperture to the lowest possible value (f4) on the 80-400 mm Nikkor zoom lens. A narrower aperture such as f11 or f16 would have failed to eliminate the details on the leaves in the background, thereby distracting the viewer.