On to the Next Level

I am getting cabin fever. I want to be out in the park making photos. I need to get over this winter long bronchitis before I spend long hours outdoors. Today it is 4 degrees Fahrenheit! I must be patient, I’ll be out there soon making more photographs. Being housebound gives me the opportunity to work on my photographs. I took these photographs from January in Central Park, to the next level.

Northern Cardinal. Central Park 1/28/2015
Northern Cardinal. Central Park 1/28/2015
Fox Sparrow, Central Park 1/28/2015
Fox Sparrow, Central Park 1/28/2015
White-throated Sparrow, Central Park 1/28/2015
White-throated Sparrow, Central Park 1/28/2015

15 thoughts on “On to the Next Level

  1. Anne Lazarus 2015-02-16 / 9:00 am

    Better you stay home. These photographs are perfect. I love the whimsical look of the
    Fox Sparrow. The Cardinal is beautiful against the background. The White-breasted Nuthatches are lovely against the wintery white and grey background to offset their own colors. My eye is
    drawn to the structure of the three nuthatches lined up on a branch, The muted background offsets the loveliness of the White-throated Sparrow. You could not have done better.

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  2. Christian Benjamin 2015-02-16 / 9:07 am

    I love these. So 3D without the need for technology.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-02-16 / 9:17 am

      I used technology heavily. I used a digital camera (Nikon D750). Plus Lightroom, and Photoshop to create composites, enhancements, effects, etc. Lightroom and Photoshop are the tools of the 21st century’s darkroom.

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  3. eileen tamplin 2015-02-16 / 11:07 am

    love these photos.

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  4. Louise Fraza 2015-02-16 / 3:31 pm

    Glad to see you are working and protecting yourself from the brutal weather. I loved the first two pictures. The background and snow worked great for the cardinal and so did the bare snowy trees behind the Fox Sparrow. Personally I not like the muted effect behind the nuthatches plus the birds lacked sharpness. I don’t like the colors behind the sparrow – maybe too sentimental for my taste.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-02-16 / 5:38 pm

      I appreciate your comments. You are one of my most helpful critics. I disagree with one comment. The bottom 2 nuthatches are sharp. The top one shows some blur due to movement. I would be ashamed to show out of focus photos.

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  5. Lee Gaywood 2015-02-16 / 11:47 pm

    First 3, wow!!!!
    depth and movement, so alive!
    more*

    last one, composition bothered me

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  6. Lee Gaywood 2015-02-20 / 5:49 pm

    ah, yes, I see the twig being held by the little sparrow, now
    its lovely how you capture the emotion of your birds
    well done*!

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