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What technical feedback would you like if any? Overall sharpness?

What artistic feedback would you like if any? Composition OK?

Any pertinent technical details: Canon R, Tamron 18-400mm @ 400mm, !/640 @ F-6.3 ISO 800

Was taking images of the fall leaves when this Old World house sparrow entered the scene.

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While not fond of house sparrows, this one certainly fits the scene, John. I’d be tempted to clone out the two white spots on the leaf behind the sparrow’s head and possibly the light colored blob just above the stump toward the right edge. Nice framing and beautiful colors.

I think the bgd competes too much with the bird subject. Not quite sure whether to focus on leaves or sparrow.