House Sparrow

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D3400, 55-200mm lens, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec f/6.3 … birds were flying around, had camera set at high shutter speed and ISO, used DXO 2 for noise reduction

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I like the setting and the pose with the sparrow looking at the camera. I’m wondering about the cap. It’s a bluish-gray, rather than the gray cap I associate with house sparrows and wonder if this is natural or not.

I did not change the color much, because I shoot RAW I always tweak it a bit however it does not take much to change things to unnatural but if I did it was unintentional. The sky was very blue that day, maybe that’s what is causing the blue tint “just a guess” thanks Allen

Nice pose and composition, Michael and I like the colors. the bird is a bit soft-it looks to me as if the Auto-focus locked onto the leaf under the bird.