I revised a picture of the hills of Boquete, Panama photographed in the early morning on May 18, 2014 after receiving an excellent critique by Blake Rudis f.64 Elite (f64elite.com) or f64 Academy (Blake also has a YouTube channel: f64 Academy – YouTube). I really like his courses and tools. I have learned a lot from him. I started taking his classes during the pandemic. I will let you decide which image works best of these 4. One of these is not a good composition.
Five of my best landscapes from out trip to to the highlands of Boquete, Panama in May 2014.
My entry for the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Landscape
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 used 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
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
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.
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.