White-throated Sparrow with Red Leaves, Central Park 10/21/2014

The foreground is original. The leaves really were that color! I added duplicates of the branches and applied effects in Photoshop.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D610, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/500sec. ISO 1600, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Version 2. Response to a request to make the bird stand out.

White -throated Saprrow with Red Leaves, Central Park 10/21/2014 v2
White -throated Saprrow with Red Leaves, Central Park 10/21/2014 v2

6 thoughts on “White-throated Sparrow with Red Leaves, Central Park 10/21/2014

  1. Lee Gaywood 2014-12-12 / 10:58 pm

    the first one, rich colour of the leaves


  2. Lee Gaywood 2014-12-12 / 10:56 pm

    enhance all the yellow, to make the leaves richer, also the yellow on the bird stronger, depth
    the leaves are reflecting colour on the bird belly, just lovely


  3. Anne Lazarus 2014-12-11 / 9:05 am

    Being a birder, I would like to see the sparrow take a larger position in the picture. The leaves do add a vibrant touch. My attention is drawn more to the leaves than to the sparrow. Is there a way
    to bring out attention to the sparrow and still show the leaves?


  4. Pearl Broder 2014-12-10 / 5:47 pm

    I enjoyed the contrast between the sparrow, red leaves, and faded out color in the background


  5. Barbara Mullin 2014-11-29 / 12:23 am

    I love this..it really got my attention.I love the colors and the feel of the background leaves, like etched glass.


  6. Barbara Bryan 2014-11-28 / 10:42 pm

    That bright red is the most unnatural natural color! Not to be believed! The bird is cute, perched amongst all the action created by the brightness of the red color.


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