Blurry Subject, Crisp Background

Challenge #7 in the The Art of Contradiction series. Hosted by sagebrushfire.
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This should push the limits of your creativity. I want the subject (and there MUST be a subject, no landscapes) to be out of focus while the background is crisp and clear. This goes against most peoples' instincts when taking photos.
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Egret and Alligator
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I was photographing some birds when suddenly this egret flew very close and directly across my field of view. The egret was so close and appeared so quickly that I was unable to lock focus on it. However, the alligator gliding along in the water in the background remained sharp.
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Submitted: Thursday, 6th September, 2012 02:41 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 5th September, 2012
Focal length: 420 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 800
Notes: Image shot as jpeg with minimal post processing. This was how the image came right out of the camera. No composite or other photoshop work was done.
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