Female House Finch
Canon Rebel XT, 300 mm., F/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 200
Digital Photography 101 - my on-going love/hate relationship with my DSLR and photoprocessing software. The above photo was processed with PaintShop Pro X. There were several branches in the photo that were distracting and messed up the composition. I've attempted to remove them using the Clone Tool. I found it difficult to tone the shadows in the background, so I removed most of them. I also played with the colour balance. I've recently purchased Photoshop and plan to pursue a rigorous program to acquire the skills I need to process and organize my photos. Hopefully, I'll develop the skill to successfully remove extraneous background artifacts with greater ease.