I made a frind a birthday image and thought it was nice enough to post.
A composite created from an old photo.
I had fun making these while my big lens was in the shop. My Nikon Mikro 105mm is the other extreme from my 80-400mm zoom.
I went for a trip with 3 of my birding friends to Bashakill Wildlife Management Area, Sullivan County, New York on the weekend of June 6th. The first day we spent by the lake. The following morning I took some lovely photographs of dawn at the lake. Later that morning we drove up Gumaer Road, alongside a stream of the same name; stopping here and there to listen, and occasionally spot, an Acadian Flycatcher, singing Dark-eyed Juncos, Veerys and a Wood Thrush. I didn’t have my Nikon 80-400 mm lens, which is being repaired, so I am sorry to say I couldn’t photograph two young ravens being fed some red meat. Lastly, we walked along the D&H Canal Linear Park. The area is lovely and bright green this time of year with many birds, turtles and other wildlife. I had a marvelous time. We saw 55 species of birds and other flora and fauna.
I experimented with black and white with added sepia tints. Each one required its own methods to get the best result in Lightroom’s “darkroom” for translating to B&W. I aimed to create a mood and accentuate certain details. Here are both color and black and white versions for comparison.
It is Spring at last in New York City. Not a very warm one yet. I photographed some spring flowers in Central Park while waiting looking for early migrating birds. I managed to get a decent photo of a fast moving little Golden-crowned Kinglet.
The contrasting play of light and shadow enhances natures design. I like the rosy fall colors.
Created in Photoshop. NIKON D750, f-stop f/10, exposure time 1/60 sec. ISO 125, focal length 105mm, and max aperture 3.1, flash.