This one blows me away…
At first, I cropped the photo, wanting the bird to be more centralized. But if I lost the top of that sky, you lose the intent of the photo. It’s that amazing, big wonderful sky – the ‘playground’ in which that bird can soar – free. In the next shot I took (not pictured here) he was at the left side of the photo, far onto the next stop in his journey.
So this photo stayed, ‘as is’ from ‘in camera’. All I did was resize it down, for bandwidth. No crop. No postproduction. No color enhancement.
The camera sees what the eye sees.