Some shots don't break any new ground but they're fun to take. That'll do.
Lovely Don! Especially second! Bit cold tones. Cheers
Such lush and colorful subjects and scenes!
Illinois has been pretty dreary the last couple of days, but your images give me hope for a better tomorrow. 🖒😁
Photography is so much a wonderful, persistent window into others' reality. Thanks for sharing!
Nice work, Don. That #2 is a wall hanger.
These took time and patience. Great colors and subject, tie everything together.
The first image I can definitely see blown up very large and gracing the lobby of a hotel or even law office. Colorful and artistic. A little tighter crop on the upper part of the image an its printable. Your copyright is embedded in the metadata...right?!
I like image number 2, (a) for the technical aspects and (b) simply the subject. Getting these little guys to pose for a photograph is often darn difficult. You got this one. Warming it up may be OK, however, I fear that in doing so, the bird's natural coloring might also be altered. In post, you might create a few layers, mask the bird and warm the individual layers without it effecting the bird. Just a thought.
I recognize the butterfly. Can you please tell us the name of the bird? Don't think he/she calls my neck of the woods, home.
Well done, Don.
Taz, ziggy, Tom, Gato, thanks. The second shot had a green color cast, probably due to reflected light from all the surrounding foliage. I got rid of that but the comments seem correct--the result is a bit cool. Maybe I'll tinker with it.
The bird is a feral lovebird. They're an African species. Many people keep them as pets. Years back, enough escaped into the wild to form a breeding population. They seem to like it here. We don't see them a lot for most of the year but whenever sunflowers are blooming, they gather. I love 'em.
Thanks, Don for the species ID, much appreciated!
Wow! Great job on both of those.
Gato, you're welcome. David, thank you.