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

11 thoughts on “Grey Catbird, Bryant Park 11/16/2014

  1. Barbara Bryan 2014-11-28 / 10:30 pm

    My thought here was that I might like to see more color contrast between the bird and the background – but perhaps the sameness in color is a major point of this image.

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  2. port4u 2014-11-29 / 5:48 am

    The focal point is the flower. The flower jumps out because it has color. The bird is just a gray pointer to it. He could be thinking “Wow that’s purple !” Thanks for helping me to put my intent into words. Something I am not used to doing.

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    • Barbara Bryan 2014-11-29 / 3:00 pm

      I like the point you make about the bird “pointing”!

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  3. Christian Benjamin 2014-11-29 / 12:26 pm

    I get the color contrast. The flower really jumps out but then the bird as a background could have been anything. For me it’s not quite in keeping with the rest of your work. I almost feel there is a hand holding the flower for the bird to smell…which is playful, but it draws to the fact that they are not “really” together.

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  4. Joe Piluso 2014-11-30 / 2:35 pm

    Beautiful work, Sherry. I like the way you fused the two photos together seamlessly. Excellent technical work and the composition is perfect. Look forward to seeing more.

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  5. Anne Lazarus 2014-12-11 / 8:45 am

    I love the bright lilac-colored flowers, offsetting the Grey Catbird. It centers my attention. Both pictures are beautiful. The muted background also adds to a sort of impressionistic look.

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  6. marilyn park 2014-12-11 / 2:13 pm

    Stunning. A perfect urban nature blend.

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  7. Pearl Broder 2014-12-11 / 3:25 pm

    This one works very well for me. I enjoy the blend of color, and also the composition itself is of interest to me.

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  8. Lee Gaywood 2014-12-12 / 10:10 pm

    love this one!
    the mood of blue
    I like the first one,
    I would like to see the white in flowers just a little lighter
    to enhance the flowers as the main subject and depth

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