I’ve added a gradient burn from the top left diagonally down to the blade of grass. There has been enough contrast on the bird to make him just tad “poppier”. I’ve also used a tiny Curves Layer to darken down the bright side of the grass on the LHS.
I love the composition and pose, Glennie. A beautiful image of a wonderful bird. The fairy wrens are some of my favorites from that part of the world. I like your choice of leaving in the two extra grass blades.
What a gorgeous portrait of a cute little bird!! The pose is full of energy and the title describes the overall image so well!! The colors and contrast feel a bit muted – not a criticism but I wonder about just a tweak more?
My eye wanders into the fairly empty UL – I wonder about a gentle darker gradient up there, tapering from the corner all the way to the bird.
Seems like a lovely species to me. I love the shot, the positioning of the bird in the frame and the space around the bird. Although nothing wrong with the repost, I like the original just as well … Congrats on the EP ! Cheers, Hans
What a beautiful image Glennie. You’ve got terrific light, and pleasing head turn, and the tail sticking up. The background is just beautifully blurred out. I also love the grass perch . How unique. I think I like the original ULC but I prefer the Repost of the burned down grass blade. Well done.