This is an old image I updated by adding textures. The butterfly was photographed at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden. The garden no longer houses as many varieties as in past years. They now mostly have Monarchs. Still fun to see but not as exciting.
I spotted these sitting atop a Palo Verde tree near my front door! They stayed just long enough for me to run in and grab a camera. My exposure wasn’t the best but with added textures and processing, I really like how it turned out. Either way, a great memory 🙂
This female Gilded Flicker was so engrossed in eating she didn’t mind me moving in for a closer look. I noticed she had a crooked beak but it didn’t seem to hinder her eating. (Another old image reworked with added textures). CLICK HERE and then click on View All Albums to see more of my photos on Google Plus
I enjoy photographing dried plants almost as much as live ones especially when they have great seed heads. I thought this image would look good with added textures and was happy to find one that looked a little like grasses. (check out more of my photos on my G+ page. Click “View all albums”: http://plus.google.com/u/0/100490891827279157919/photos
I led a meetup to see the Big Bugs at the Desert Botanical Garden this morning. Even though the light was great, my photos were kind of boring so I decided to have a little fun with the Daddy Longs Legs. I added some textures and text to make him the star of a horror film 🙂
A dead tree, two owls and some texture combined to make a Halloween inspired image.
I’m hosting two meetups in Sedona next month and the big question is “Will we see color?!”. The answer is we won’t know til we get there. Stories are coming in from friends that fall color is late in Colorado so it might be late here too. If there’s no color, though, you can make your own with the help of photo software. These Oak leaves started as a pale shade of yellow/brown until I manipulated them with gradient maps, H/S, flipping, inverting, merging, compositing…..in other words….the hard way. I’m not poo-pooing apps….I just don’t have an iPhone/iPad and all the fun apps to play with 🙂
I’m hoping to find Cutleaf Coneflower in bloom on our upcoming road trip to Flagstaff. This photo was taken on the Schultz Pass trail last year about this time. The background was pretty boring so I played it up by adding various textures. It made a fun print!