Lilacbreasted Roller

This is one of my favourite photographs. This is my first “critique” post and I am primarily interested to see how it displays on the site, and what adjustments I should make (technically) before uploading images here.

What technical feedback would you like if any?

What can I do better technically to present this image on NPN?

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

All welcome, but that is not what I seek.

Any pertinent technical details:

None that I can think of. The original shot in RAW at 4500X3000 resolution.

You may only download this image to demonstrate post-processing techniques.

Hi Peiter. The colors in the bird look good to me as does the resolution. The blue sky looks a bit more saturated than normal, but I have seen skies that blue, so it may be accurate.

I know you didn’t ask for artistic input, but this crop does feel pretty crowded to me. I think a touch more room on the left and bottom would be nice if you have them.

Beautiful detail and a great pose.

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Haha, yes, that is exactly how I have it hanging on my wall. Well done, and thank you for the compliment.

Amazing birds! Nice eye contact, detail and color. Perhaps a bit oversaturated and as mentioned it is cropped pretty tight. If you are into additional processing you could remove the OOF limbs below the roller