There is presently a debate raging at one of the other popular digital photography websites that I find entertaining. It is about the use of extreme shallow depth of field in images posted on that website. Apparently, the OP is incensed that too many images he sees posted on the site display extremely shallow dof without any thought as to why. If I understand the gist of his complaint, he considers it a sign that this hobby is rife (there's a good word you don't get to use too often) with posers who only display shallow dof in their images to show off. He calls them GWC's - guys with cameras (A derogatory term apparently. I had to look it up.) I offer this: as a possible example of the GWC genre (and of the cat picture genre for that matter) . I could give you reasons why I may have used shallow dof and focus on the eyes in this picture but I leave it to you, the readers of this thread. If you saw this picture in any of the image threads would you think of me as a GWC? Well would you?