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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Indigo Bunting Proclaims Summer is Here! by David Goldberg is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.