I have a guess as to what Scott was using to tie his photo from yesterday into Jay'me's photo from Tuesday.
The answer is in my photo....
Nikon D40 kit lens
shutter speed 1/1250sec
ISO 400 (because I'm an idiot and didn't change it from being inside)
natural light with gold reflector from underneath
Could it be "a birds eye view"?
This photo is of a tree that is set up in my backyard for the holiday card photo I've been working on. I got out my 6' ladder, (it was too cold for the 16' ladder that would have really gotten me a birds eye view) climbed up and snapped away.
No big mystery or difficulty with this photo, I merely changed my vantage point. Sometimes a fresh perspective is all that's needed to liven up a photo.
Stand in a new spot and check things out, you just might like it.