Seed Pods, Greenwich Village 11/26/2014

Seed Pods, Greenwich Village 11/26/2014
Seed Pods, Greenwich Village 11/26/2014

To create Fall colors and golden light I set a stage indoors for this macro photo. In Photoshop I added some enhancements; such as, a few outlines, blurs and shading.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D750, f-stop f/4.5, exposure time 1/100 sec. ISO 100, focal length 105mm, and max aperture 3.2, Flash.

Grey Catbird, Bryant Park 11/16/2014

I took two photos next to each other and blended them in Photoshop.  Then I added texture and, lines and a vignette. Bryant Park is an odd place — migrants of all sorts wind up there.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D750, f-stop f/5.6, exposure time 1/125 sec. ISO 2200, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Grey Catbird, Bryant Park 11/16/2014 rev
Grey Catbird, Bryant Park 11/16/2014 rev

Seeds, Central Park 11/9/2014

Seeds, Central Park 11/9/2014
Seeds, Central Park 11/9/2014

What is it? I liked the shapes. I created outlines and reproduced them in the background. Created in Photoshop. NIKON D750, f-stop f/10, exposure time 1/60 sec. ISO 125, focal length 105mm, and max aperture 3.6

Version 2, based on suggestion from a friend. I think they look like they are on a platter.

Seeds, Central Park 11/9/2014

Hermit Thrush, Madison Square Park 11/03/2014

Hermit Thrush, Madison Square Park 11/03/2014
Hermit Thrush, Madison Square Park 11/03/2014

This Hermit Thrush was standing in green grass – boring! So I perched it in grasses photographed on the High Line the day before. Outlines and filters plus other effects created this misty image.

Created in Photoshop. Used 20141102_High-Line-extension_10.jpg for the background. NIKON D750, f-stop f/8, exposure time 1/1000sec. ISO 720, focal length 85mm, and max aperture 4.3

Hermit Thrush, Central Park 10/25/2014

Hermit Thrush, Central Park 10/25/2014
Hermit Thrush, Central Park 10/25/2014

Tricks of layer styles and transparencies of a Corel Painter version of the Hermit Thrush in Photoshop produced this other worldly effect.

Created in Photoshop and Corel Painter. NIKON D610, f-stop f/5.6, exposure time 1/500sec. ISO 3200, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.6

Golden Leaf and Fall Flower, Central Park 10/25/2014

Golden Leaf and Fall Flower, Central Park 10/25/2014
Golden Leaf and Fall Flower, Central Park 10/25/2014

Magnificent natural backlighting. I just had to snap the photo. I love the colors. I did sketching of outlines and grayed out the background a bit.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D610, f-stop 4.6, exposure time 1/4000 sec. ISO 3200, lens 105mm f/2.8 400mm, and max aperture 5.

White-throated Sparrow with Red Leaves, Central Park 10/21/2014

The foreground is original. The leaves really were that color! I added duplicates of the branches and applied effects in Photoshop.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D610, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/500sec. ISO 1600, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Version 2. Response to a request to make the bird stand out.

White -throated Saprrow with Red Leaves, Central Park 10/21/2014 v2
White -throated Saprrow with Red Leaves, Central Park 10/21/2014 v2