Saturday, June 25, 2011

Camera Club Field Trip

Today the Hill Country Camera Club went on a field trip to By The River RV Park & Campground.  Here's my best shot. You can see the rest of them on my Flickr page.

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis

Details:
Canon 5D with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @148mm
ISO 400     f/5     1/320

Digital Darkroom:
-This was a little bit blurry due to the wind blowing so I did a little bit of focus-fixing in Photoshop.  Normally, I sharpen last - this was an exception.  
     Filter > Smart Sharpen
          Select the "Sharpen" tab
               Choose Lens Blur under the "Remove" drop down menu.
-The Pioneer Woman's free action Lovely & Ethereal (I ran it twice)
-TPW Quick Edge Burn (lowered the opacity to 50%)

Western Scrub-Jay

(click on any photo to see a larger version)
Western Scrub-Jay
(Aphelocoma californica) 

Details-
Canon 5D with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @200mm
ISO 400     f/5     1/400

I blurred the background in order to give a little bit more separation between it and the bird.