This photograph is one of the latest masterpieces that I've placed in my Etsy store. I'm very proud of this piece. I took this photo in one of the gardens at Wickham Park in Manchester, CT. I had been running away from what sounded like a skunk, and I was trying to catch my breath. I looked up and saw this bird. He was going from one tree to the other, and I watched him for several minutes (which is normal. I'm an amateur photographer. I still have a lot to learn about getting the shot quick and moving on). He flew up to this tree, and he stayed there, grooming himself. I took my chance.
I took about 20 pics of him grooming himself (which sounds totally creepy), and moved on. When I got home, I looked through all of my pics. This was the only one that came out 90% perfect. It needed some maintenance work, which I was able to do through Adobe Photoshop Express. I cleared it up some, and enhanced the color very slightly. The rest was natural photography. The end result gave me butterflies within my soul, which is what I rely on most when it comes to what I add to my store.
When it comes to this bird, I wanted my pic to show the beautiful blueness of his feathers. I didn't want it to be blurry.
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