Moving in even tighter, cropping out most of the body, and focusing on your subject’s face brings you closer to feeling that eye-to-eye, soul-to-soul connection (Figure 4.8) with your subject. You can make out the texture of the Harbor seal’s fur, the length of its whiskers, the way its mouth turns up at the corners giving it an endearing expression, and the deep, liquid black of its eyes. Being able to move in tighter and see such up-close details brings you closer to your subject (literally and figuratively). There’s something about a bold, frame-filling, in-your-face image that can’t help but draw you in.