This softly colored photo of a female Purple Finch needed very little work to enhance it. I added a few outlines in white for separation.
Created in Photoshop. NIKON D610, f-stop 7.1, exposure time 1/500sec. ISO 5000, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.
Version 2. Added more definition to the bird and altered background.
the second one
more green and yellow in the leaves to give depth
I like the Purple Finch. I would like to see clearer outlines of the streaking on this gorgeous bird.
This is a very contrasty bird. I am glad of the muted background, because it will help to
emphasize the Finch.
I like the Finch and the oak leaves but I would like a bit more contrast with the background – maybe darker colors or less diffusion.