(The plum tree in the back yard is starting to bloom! Welcome, Spring!)
Because this camera has an option for a wide open aperture (1.4), the depth of field can be really shallow. So you get the effect of everything behind your focused area being very blurry ... and therefore not distracting to the subject.
(Just a goofy picture of Ania; she is so full of silly expressions lately! She's becoming quite the little clown.)
I really don't have high aspirations about being an amazing photographer ... I just want to take the best pictures possible for me. Life is too short and the kids are too cute to miss out on capturing these moments.