This is an absolutley beautiful image. I love how your camera angle (and the light conditions) captured the faint sheen of irradecance on the dark throat patch. The darkness of the breast looks bold against the white feathers of the abdomen. A really gorgeous bird. The bird's pose is very origional, as it is both tucked into itself, and standing on one leg. Another bonus is that the bird is not in the middle of the image, whereas most images have them in the center. Finally, the detail on this shot is very, very cool. You can see ever "scale" on the leg, and each individual feather on the breast.
Glad to know you're all doing well, Paulo. I'm not online very much this summer and I don't want to lose track of folks. We're doing OK--too hot this summer though but I'll take too hot over too cold anyday