Yes the BG just behind the Jackal are in focus. I am certain that you know shooting such small objects from nearly 100 meters, even with the 600 can be a challenge. The Jackal was trotting and stopped when he saw the Dove. At that point I had the red spot on his head. When he suddenly crouched and turned towards the Dove (which happened in a split second)I just shot away, luckily still trying to get the red spot on him or the Dove. Some of the other shots are not as bad as this one. I did not want to place this scene due to the OOF but my sister Mamagolo/Natley persuaded me even if it is just to share a fantastic experience with the TN members.