That brings us to today's photo. It is lacking in several respects. The two primary failures are that the bird's head is turned and there is thus no face as the bird walks away. Faceless birds hardly ever work as a pleasing photographic subject. Secondly, the sun reflecting off the jet-black bird is completely over-exposed.
|Common Raven. Ramona, California. January 2, 2016. Greg Gillson.|
Yes, that's it.
This bird loses all such impression and pleasing contrast when it turns around and walks toward me.