This is actually Leathurkatt's Mom. I like the picture. And I agree with you that it makes a great print. The unfocused background makes it very "painterly" and the reddish orange not only goes well with the coloring of the bird, but as a complimentary color, it really makes the leaves POP. The semi-analogous color of the flowers adds good contrast and brightens up the picture. Your composition is very good too. I would like to see this matted with a cream to match the "white" in the background, overlaid with the darkest shade of green in the leaves, like a forest green (for the second, forward matt - or you could reverse the two), then a natural looking wood frame, using the branch colors in the print. Don't print it smaller than 16 x 20, or details would be lost to all but those who came really close to examine the print. I think the ideal size would be 24 x 30 framed. I am curious as to what is in the background, azaleas? Marce
Dear Marce, Thank for your advice on matting and framing. The robin is singing in a tulip tree, or so they are called, here in Kansas. I am eager to see it printed, matted and framed, and hung in the gallery. The photo is imperfect, in terms of photography, but captures very well why I love that particular bird. There is the mystery.
Thanks, Teresa. Its very good to see your comment. Soon I will drop off DA and go on my road trip to the desert and LA. I pray for at least one good photograph. Or perhaps it will be the first of many adventures.