Oh well, even in its imperfectness this photo makes me very happy. I could have cropped out the sun spot but I love all the limbs too much to lose them.
I tried to move around and shoot from different angles and view points as well that day.
This shot was taken towards the end of my nature walk. I wanted to share the few shots before this one came to be.
My attention was grabbed with this first:
I then wanted to try to capture more of the light on the leaves so I took this one and then the full tree with the blue sky behind it:
But it was this shot that opened my eyes to the twisty tree trunks that inspired this post. Obviously I need to buy a hood for my lens (darn sun spots!)