HOUSE SPARROW, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 4, 2012
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5
1/250 sec. f5.6
A sweep through the archives often yields overlooked gems. The original of this one, taken at the beginning of the year, was too dark, the bird overwhelmed by the sun on the backyard deck railing—but a little work in Lightroom opened up the shadows and squelched the intense highlights.