Dark -eyed Junco

What technical feedback would you like if any? I use a Nikon Coolpix P1000 and I am not so sure I am getting a good focus. I think I am but a full critique of the image would be help ful

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

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Hi Robert: You were seeking input on the focus of the image. The image looks like it is in focus, but it also looks like it has had a round of noise reduction applied as there doesn’t appear to be any detail in the plumage of the bird, or in the texture of the branches. If no noise reduction was applied then I’m going to guess that this was at a very long focal length on the P1000?

Maybe another question is how much has this been cropped from the original frame?

Hi Robert. To my eye, the focus on the bird does look to be off, but I don’t see any part of the image that really looks crisp. I’m not familiar with that camera-can you shoot raw files with it? To my eye, this has the look of a jpeg that’s been cropped quite a bit. A number of years ago I bought a Canon P&S with a very good zoom lens, but this was the kind of images I’d get trying to use it one birds. Unfortunately, it didn’t have the ability to save RAW images and I found that I really couldn’t hold it steady enough for high quality images at anything like maximum zoom, so it’s intended purpose of being an “in-the-pocket” birding camera didn’t pan out.

I am impressed with the exposure of the bird given the bright background. I also like the nice singing pose.