I am very glad you like the image!
Yes, that is myself. It was taken a while ago, but I think I used a remote control to take it otherwise I usually focus on a point in the image, like the grass straws.
In other times I have placed something in the picture where I want the focus to be, and then mark the place and take the shot on timer, so I can return to the place. ^^
thank you! Hope it helped you.