Panama – Digital Art

Yellowish Flycatcher, Boquete, Panama 5/29/2014

Yellowish Flycatcher (Empidonax flavescens), Boquete, Panama 20140529
Yellowish Flycatcher, Boquete, Panama 5/29/2014

This wistful Yellowish Flycatcher had a plain bright green background of out of focus jungle. I wanted to show the location, so I added an image of the jungle taken a few days before to the background and gave it my blur and outline technique in Photoshop.

Composite created in Photoshop with 20140519_Boquete_14.jpg for background. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/1600 sec., ISO 4000, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Black Vulture on Gold, Boquete, Panama 5/24/2014

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Black Vulture on Gold, Boquete, Panama 5/24/2014

The original background was gray. By this Black Vulture a gold leaf background I mad it look like an Asian screen.

Created in Photoshop and onOne. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO speed IS0 -720, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Cecropia and Blue-grey Tanager, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014

Cecropia and Blue-grey Tanager, Bajo Mano, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014 v2
Cecropia and Blue-grey Tanager, Bajo Mano, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014 v2

Adding a blurs, selective highlights and edges to the leaves creates how I imagined the scene. Boquete is a magical place.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO 2000, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Panamanian Tree, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014
Panamanian Tree, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014

Putting the focus where I want it and gives the image a hand painted look. I adding a blurs, selective highlights, color enhancement and edges to emphasize some parts and deemphasize others.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO speed IS0-1800, focal length 400mm. and max aperture 5.

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Cecropia, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014

Panamanian Tree, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014
Panamanian Tree, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014

Putting the focus where I want it and gives the image a hand painted look. I adding a blurs, selective highlights, color enhancement and edges to emphasize some parts and deemphasize others.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO speed IS0-1800, focal length 400mm. and max aperture 5.