Today’s selfie shows you how a good crop can make a photo look even better. I can’t identify the bird on the coconut but after adjusting it in RAW and then trying a high pass filter, I knew I had to crop in much closer.
READ THIS: If you are not sure what effective cropping is.
Bird Closeup Success
The second photo (below) may not be perfect but it brings the bird a lot closer to you and I which I am pleased about.
I experimented with different crops to get a good composition and this was my most successful version. There is not a lot of fuzzy soft background as my setting was F5.6 – a setting of 4.8 or 3.5 might have worked but as a first try I think he’s cute!
Have you had success with bird photos? Let me know and maybe I can showcase some next week!