I immediately thought of ‘Depth of Field’.
Depth of Field is usually more noticeable
when using a wide aperture.
However, in these two photos it is also noticeable
as the foreground and background are widely spaced.
In the first photo the sky and background trees
were my focal point.
The second photo the flax flower head was my focal point.
The lens was set at f/11 in both photos which usually would
provide a good depth of field…all subjects in focus.
However, on this occasion, the depth of field appears
to be restricted due to the proximity of
the flax flower to the camera…about two metres