Terrific photo of a Blue Jay. I guess you had to be fast as they don't usually sit still for more than a few seconds. Composition is excellent as are light exposure and dof. 3 cheers!
I think that this is a great subject and you are lucky to be in RI with a lot of snow scenes to shoot at. Most of your photos are simply great but for this one, black and white is better as the colours were distorted (flash for sure)! Colour photography often suffers at the extreme ends of ilumination i.e. too much or too little. Your workshop did not do much to improve the photo as it again suffers from issues of contrast.
Good to meet another nature lover! Keep on the good work.
Interesting and I think you should try this type of shot again as although your composition is really very good, the sharpness (or lack of depth of field) makes the photo suffer a bit.
Good EYE though! :)
Good start and welcome to TL
Your photo lacks a little sharpness but is very good in the framing and the catching of the cat's concentrated look!
Check my cat (Thunder) that was a similar colour.
There is little to critique here as this is a simply fabulous photograph that brings the beholder a step closer to a dreamlike vision. I may not be within the guidelines of TL but I would simply congratulate you for such a great photo.
Almost as good as your "Portrait" photo! Great sharpness. Now having done portraits of yourself - try others! I am sure you will do wonders with other subjects as well. Excellent composition..
It was not easy to decide whether I like your Muse photo better than this one. In the final analysis, this is one is the better one as it leaves more to the imagination and the "eyes" win it as well as your excellent choice of sepia that enhances the textures! Excellent!
Simply great! Excellent framing putting the cat's eye in evidence and great sharpness!
Even though I find it bordering on disturbing, it makes a great abstract. One can decipher the fanions!
Vickie this is a great shot - I guess you were on a tripod. It would have been good to have a bit more description of the time and circumstance surrounding your photograph!