Quote: Looks as though it was shot in high sun and thus exposed for the Nutty and darkened the perch and also given the halo's in the bg.
I presume the post was baited for the Nutty so you could have positioned with the sun behind. Also the whites look a little overexposed. Always a tricky one with the sun, but early or late day will improve the colours and shades a treat here.
Otherwise well done
Take a look at mine and compare, mine was late afternoon low sun
Same camera as well
Post was not baited, this was shot from a hide at aprox 1445pm had to take what lighting was on offer.
Quote: Nice closeup. I found it really difficult to get shots with light in their eyes, getting them looking at the camera was hard enough, but you've just managed to get some faint catchlights in there... or are they reflections of a white teeshirt
Nice to meet you Steve,
They are catchlights, he was a good distance away up a tree.