In other words, when they were the identical distance to the camera, they would be sharp. If the baby were, say, six inches closer to my camera or farther away, and I focused on the mother, the baby would be almost sharp but not quite. That obviously would not be acceptable. I watched them through my camera until I was able to capture this sweet moment -- made sweeter because both animals are sharp.
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