Barn Swallow

The original background was a washed out gray, so I put in a gradient layer.

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Canon 7DII; Sigma 150-600 at 403 mm; 1/1000 at f6.3; ISO 640

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Nice, Allen. Good job on the gradient layer in the background-I like it. I also like the perch and the swallow’s pose.

Nice light, eye contact and simple elements in this image, Allen. The background makes the swallow pop, but you mentioned this was not the original background, so I am not sure what to make of it.