|you are right about the light. my camera did not really have enough dynamic range for this picture and the branches were reflecting too much of the sunlight, I had to do some corrections in photoshop to improve that. I am sure that the picture can be improved by some additional tweaking. I was happy that I managed to get the focus right on, the picture will look great when I print it out in 13x19, I hope.
The green feathers on the back of the bird had a strange appearance, almost glowing, with a waxy surface.
Green Heron (14)