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A Purple Martin against a bright overcast. I brought the Martin up and tried to bring out plumage detail without losing the true darkness of the plumage.

What technical feedback would you like if any?


What artistic feedback would you like if any?


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Sony a6500,FE200-600 @ 463mm, f/8, 1/1250, iso 2500, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped a bit from the right for composition.

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Dennis, this is a fine portrait of this Martin. I especially like the negative space. Another fine example of putting an overcast sky to good use. The details in the chest feathers show well.

Mark, I do have a question about this. Is having a lot of negative space the same as being a high key image?

Igor, negative space is not the same as high key, unless that space is very bright. I was going to say that white or light gray is needed, but as I think about it, I can imagine a scene with other very light colors such as blue, green or pink.