Sarita Yeola  

Male House Finch by Sarita Yeola

June 2020 - Male House Finch

About the Image(s)

The house finches are common backyard birds, males have varying colors of red, sometimes even yellow. This one in the picture has really bright red feathering. The finch's rosy plumage brightens at the arrival of spring as they are consuming more food. The color is acquired from the pigments, called carotenoids, in the plants they eat.

Nikon ISO 500, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/800s

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9 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Very nice, I like the sharpness of the head, bright eyes and the birds feathers.The only thing you may try is changing the white background to a light sky background and see which would look better.   Posted: 06/01/2020 09:50:05

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Hi Sarita,

I don't think the bird's beak, eyes and feathers could be sharper. I like how he is positioned in the frame and amongst the leaves. His coloring is beautiful. The background bothers me some but overall it is a great image.
  Posted: 06/04/2020 22:49:54

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I think an S curve would really help. The bird is sharp which is a real plus. I would make the back round all one color.   Posted: 06/05/2020 05:25:43

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I tweaked it a little   Posted: 06/06/2020 11:12:16
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Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
thanks for all the comments. My attempt to change the entire background to blue as per suggestion.   Posted: 06/08/2020 10:58:00
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Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I think it is better.   Posted: 06/11/2020 11:13:37

Sarah Bernstein   Sarah Bernstein
The blue background looks great and is less distracting. You captured alot of sharp detail in the head and feathers. Lovely image   Posted: 06/11/2020 11:14:56

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
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Another option (I did not have the time to remove all the gray, but that would be the ideal) I went into Luminar which I've had for a while, and it took me more time to choose the sky I wanted than to complete the process. Just clicked on the sky I wanted and then clicked on apply and came up with this result.   Posted: 06/12/2020 19:55:47
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Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
Your bird is beautiful and quite sharp along with the surrounding leaves. Your edit with the single colored background has definitely improved the image. Very nice.   Posted: 06/14/2020 00:01:40