Snack time

When we lived in North Carolina, we had a lot of wildlife visit our backyard. On this day we were able to see the food chain in action. I was inside, shooting through our window, so I’m surprised the photo is as clear as it is. I love how I captured his one eye — gives him a little more personality. I believe it’s a broad-winged hawk (juvenile?), but it has yellow eyes. If anyone is good at bird identification, please correct me.

A predatory bird sits on top of his dead prey as he begins to eat. Not So SAHM
Snack Time – ProjectEdit365 – 05 Sep

It was hard to see any detail, especially his one eye, in the original. So I cropped in and sharpened. I increased the vibrancy, clarity, and contrast just a little and used the radial filter to create a vignette right where I wanted it. The normal vignette slider would have darkened the bird’s head too much. Here’s the original:

05September

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