2015—Evening Feeding

I was sitting on the patio, sipping a glass of Wild Thing (Thank you, Lonnie, for introducing me to that delicious old vine Zin!) and one of the wild things that lives in my yard arrived for his evening feeding. I had the camera remote in my hand, having previously set the camera to focus on the feeder. When the male hummer arrived, after chasing away the female, he chose the closest flower to the camera to drink from and only one of the prefocused shots resulted in a sharp focus on his eye. I lucked out but because the hummer was in the lower left portion of the frame, leaving an area of negative space that did not contribute to the composition, I cropped the shot. Then, I used one of the Topaz filters to make a few adjustments. I fiddled with it for quite a while until I found one I liked so I have absolutely no idea what I did to get this result.

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