This is a picture of a cattail, but instead of taking it so the whole cattail is in focus and the background isn't, I decided to take it so only the very top of the cattail is in focus. It didn't come out quite how I expected, but I like it.
In the interest of full disclosure, I edited colors and contrast a little bit, sharpened it up, and added a vignette. I'd recommend clicking the picture so you can really see the part that's in focus. It's cool.