Many thanks for your c&cs regarding the hawfinch. I'm still working on it, maybe one day I'll work out how not to scare the birds
This is from Siena, italy.
a wonderful example of roman style brick architecture, sadly infested with tourists. I had to wait patiently for the place to clear till this local couple stood out from the crowd.
no2 is the original colour.
Walter (Gajewski) sent me this link last night. No idea how he guessed that I was then preparing this image, which took me 17 mins to take. Chris must have grown a beard whilst waiting or ha had an excellent ice cream.