Indigo bunting proclaims summer is here!

This photo was taken at the McKee Bershers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville, Maryland. each year the park service plants fields of sunflowers for songbirds and pollinators, and later in the year the seeds attract game birds for hunters.

I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out, but I don’t believe it captures the bright sunlit conditions of the morning (I was a bit aggressive with exposure compensation to avoid clipping highlights), and I’m still struggling with getting the right detail of the bird’s feathers without over-sharpening. I’d be interest to see what you all could do with it!


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Cute.

The background seems to be unnecessarily sharpened.

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Nice shot


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Very nice photo, Thanks for posting
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Thanks for sharing.

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Filmulator really enriched the colors here.

Exposure comp: +2/3
Drama: 70
White clipping point: 0.629

What an adorable picture!

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My take with RT5.8dev commit 0fcca6290

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Nice image. Thanks!


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A beginner’s attempt. I think I got it a little too red, but I couldn’t get it any better way I liked.

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