The wood duck was telling me to use the Rule of Thirds when I was photographing him at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo last weekend. I did my best but there were other ducks to either side of him.
Like in sports photography, photographing animals at zoos or in the wild does not always lend itself to in camera composing of photos. You have little control as to where the animals are or may move to. Thus a lot of my wildlife and zoo photos are cropped for composition. For instance, I was able to crop Mr. Wood Duck’s photo per his suggestion below.
His eye is near one of the power points of the frame. Maybe I will add a little bubble with some funny text coming out of his mouth. What would he be saying?