I'm getting close to finishing work on this portrait and have just emailed this update to my client for his approval/critique. Again this is a photo, and taken in poor light, but I won't do any more to the drawing till I know whether anything needs to be changed.
and look at this poor little lady chaffinch ....
I noticed her legs looked very lumpy and scabby so had a quick Google (as you do) and found lots of information (too much possibly). It might be Bumblefoot which is a bacterial infection but I think its more likely Scaly Leg (caused by mite infestation) or bird pox virus which causes warty encrustations .... all of them sound a bit grim and I hope I haven't put you off your food LOL
Poor little bird anyway ... it appears nothing can be done apart from washing bird feeders - but as these chaffinches feed from the ground I can't do anything about disinfecting the grass. The good news is that this condition doesn't stop the bird from leading a normal life
and I'm really pleased that my regular sessions on Picasa - downsizing all my stored photos has really paid dividends. I'm down to 13.5% level with my storage allowance so miles away from having to pay to increase storage or stop using Picasa. Yeaaayyy!!!