Purple Finch, Central Park 10/14/2014

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.

Purple finch, Central Park 10/14/2014 v2
Purple finch, Central Park 10/14/2014 v2

3 thoughts on “Purple Finch, Central Park 10/14/2014

  1. Lee Gaywood 2014-12-12 / 11:01 pm

    the second one
    more green and yellow in the leaves to give depth


  2. Anne Lazarus 2014-12-11 / 9:08 am

    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.


  3. Louise Fraza 2014-12-10 / 2:28 pm

    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.


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