I’m glad you found it useful. 🙂 It really does help your main subject stand out when you can blur out the background and eliminate clutter. Even when you have the benefit of using a very nice, expensive lens that is normally capable of blurring out the background (the Eagle photos were taken with the $11,000 Canon EF 500mm f/4 lens), sometimes circumstances just don’t lend themselves to it in-camera.
Terrific tip for getting rid of the distracting tangle. The clarity and the feathers layers of the bird are just beautiful and so nice to be able to see that without the clutter.