The focal point in this DEMANDS your attention as it basks in the sunlight. With the minimal, yet effective, highlighting elsewhere (on the grass) in the picture, it allows for proper balance and the tree doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. Nice job!
Thanks... A good example of shoot and hope for the best later, maybe even try different exposure as our eyes tends to adjust themselves to different brightness zones. What I mean is that I did not see it that way in front of the scene.
WOW you also notice! I try to look at galleries and favorites also, just to know a bit more about the messenger. It's getting a bit too much with all the attention and support that I'm receiving lately..all so much appreciated. I use to reply to all of them but I can't anymore, nevertheless, I feel in debt to all the supporters.
Super photo...lights against darks, darks against lights - something to look out for in every shot one takes. I love how the sunlight is catching that small orange strip on the water's left - contrasts well against to much darkeness in that sector of the photo.