|I can't believe that
1. this got only 2 comments
2. it didn't end up higher in ranking.
What I find great is the detail in the feathers. Even with the sun shining on them, you've captured all the details in it. This doesn't cause any problem in the darker part of his body either. Often one would see that feathers are well exposed, but - in this case - the head and more specifically the eyes would be underexposed.
Ok, the branches are maybe not the most ideal, but hell, you can't start removing them, you can't ask the bird to turn around to the other side, or to go and sit somewhere else.
Ideal shots can only be created in studio. In nature, one has to work with what he gets. And frankly, you did a great job on this one.
Message edited by author 2010-02-13 17:33:38.