Little Things

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.

Solitary Sandpipers, Jamaica Bay 10/9/2014

Solitary Sandpipers, Jamaica Bay 10/9/2014
Solitary Sandpipers, Jamaica Bay 10/9/2014

I created a foggy atmosphere and did some sketching and painting in Photoshop with my Wacom pen. One bird looked lonely so I added second making it into a composite image. I’ve no idea what the one on the right is holding.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D610, f-stop 7.1, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO 1100, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Black-and-white Warbler, Jamaica Bay 10/9/2014

Black-and-white Warbler, Jamaica Bay 10/9/2014
Black-and-white Warbler, Jamaica Bay 10/9/2014

This intent little Black-and-white Warbler was taken at Jamaica Bay in the Fall. I wanted to have Fall colors in the background, so I used a muted reddish photo of leaves taken a few days before in Central Park for the background.

Created in Photoshop with 20141002_Central_Pk_05 for background. NIKON D610, f-stop f7.1, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO 1250, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

I liked the background in the first version as it makes the bird and branch part of the scenery. I deleted the second version.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Jamaica Bay 8/16/2014

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Jamaica Bay 8/16/2014
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Jamaica Bay 8/16/2014

Hummers can look fierce. This female had just chased off its rivals. I added a wispy gray sky with clouds that show motion to enhance the mood.

Composite created in Photoshop. NIKON D600, f-stop 8, exposure time 1/1000 sec., ISO 1000, exposure bias 3 step, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.