(If backgrounds have been removed, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn)
This is a very nice picture of a chipping sparrow. American tree sparrows have a rusty eye stripe, yellow lower mandible, and a black spot on the chest. You controlled the harsh lighting very well and the highlights are bright but not blown…Jim
A nice shot of the Chipping Sparrow, John. Detail looks good and I like the perch and composition. I think I’d come down just a bit on the exposure of the bird. While they’re pretty light colored, this feels just a bit too bright for my taste.
I like the composition of this one: nice perch and the way the bird is situated on it; all against a good background.
Thanks Allen, I appreciate your views. Even the regular sparrow has beauty. I’m posting another view of the same bird with some branches removed.