Philadelphia Spring Sparrow
Tree in front of my house
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - March 28, 2010

I shot this out my front window.

I have a wonderful Nikon 70-300mm lens that is great for photographing wildlife.
I zoomed as close as I could to catch this shot, but it wasn’t close enough for my liking.

So, I cropped/enlarged the area of interest, muted the distracting background (blured and lightened) and added a painterly effect to the main subject.I decided to include the original for comparison.

I hope you like it.