As day breaks, a male Purple Finch and a female House Finch fluff their feathers to keep warm, as a frigid wind blows during a snowy winter storm.
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Taken on Jan 18/12 at 9:26am on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens
Taken from home window, using window ledge to stabilize the camera and lens.
Taken at 1/250’s at f/5.6, – 2/3 Ev, 400mm, iso 800, man white bal.
Added some contrast, via histogram and contrast slider in Lightroom. Used Topaz Adjust and Topaz Simplify to create a more painterly effect.
Added a slim dark edge vignette. No cropping.