Song Sparrow

A bird on the side of the dike.

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I did not do a lot of sharpening but it may appear a bit crunchy.

Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
R5, 500mm + 1.4, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO1600, tripod. I removed a few stray bright bits. Cropped to 56% of width

I like it, David. Good detail, and I like the muted colors. Very pleasing to my eye.

Great shot, David, the background works with the birds color and such a nice head turn pose.

A gorgeous setting for this beauty, David. I love the palette. Image quality is excellent. This species feathers seem to have a fairly coarse texture, so they don’t need much, if any, sharpening if the focus is good.

Hi David
I agree with all the above comments. I would only add, cropping the top of the frame my help to keep my eye on the Sparrow. Nice work.

Gorgeous shot with a wonderful color palette and amazing BG! Crunchy? Maybe a tiny bit, but maybe we’re just not used to seeing sharp images.