Week #49 challenge was Black and white photos of birds with a spot of color (technical challenge). Your choice of birds for week of 5/28/21
Camera Raw is an image developer similar to when we used to get our 35mm film developed after shooting off a role. Photoshop is the image editor, but there are editing tools in Camera Raw that are quite useful and can be quicker than Photoshop.
We did make it to St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and had a wonderful day of birding. You all had very inspiring photos this week and many birds that I have seen and many that I have not. Thank you for sharing your birds!
The feature image is the best veggie sandwich on the planet. Fresh Italian bread, cream cheese (instead of mayo), cucumbers, spring mix lettuce, carrots, cherry tomatoes and avocado. Add a little salt and pepper and viola! YUM YUM! We had a picnic after birding all morning at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston, Georgia.
Reflections are mirror images of the subject against water or wet surface of any kind. It can also be from a mirror itself. Unless you have a pet bird, the mirror didn’t seem too likely this week. There were however some incredible nature reflection shots by everyone this week.
Black and White week is always a hit! I love this challenge when we do it as it gets us into a new dimension of creativity. Composition, contrast, lighting, textures and patterns are always things to consider when creating for black and white, but it is amazing what we can do with our color photographs.
The feature image is included in this gallery as well. These items from yesteryear are on display in the Fort Christmas, Florida museum
The feature image is a pair of Great Black-backed Gulls at Little Talbot Island State Park. You can’t tell in this photo but one of the differences in the Lesser and Great Black-backed Gulls is the Great has pink legs whereas the Lesser has yellowish colored legs. The Lesser is smaller, but unless they are together, it is hard to distinguish without looking at the legs.
The feature image shows concrete steps built into the Azalea Gardens at Ravines Garden State Park in Palatka, Florida.
The feature image of a Roseate Spoonbill was taken at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge a couple of weeks ago.