Saturday, May 14, 2016

ARTSY CARDINAL


Well, it has been very dull and rainy around here lately and I haven't gotten any decent bird photos.  The one above of the male Cardinal was so dark I lightened it up, but then it got very grainy.  I decided to add even more grain for an 'artsy' look.  I think I made it worse by trying but never mind.


Here's another try with the female.  


Third and last try and I guess it is back to the drawing board.


I am sharing with the following memes as they become available, with thanks to Anni, and Stewart for hosting.  


Anni at Bird D'Pot
Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday

28 comments:

  1. The artsy look all look lovely. Hope that you will be getting more sunny days ahead.

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  2. Good Morning Denise!:)

    What a good idea, with excellent results. I really like them. They look like paintings, and you did a good job.:)

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  3. I love how you play with computer art. I'm still having fun with the Toon app you shared with us.

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  4. very nice. great pictures. I love the art-work.
    est
    susa

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  5. Grains has given good look for the photos!

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  6. Hello, it is fun to play around with the artsy edits. I love the cardinals. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  7. Denise, at first I thought you were showing paintings.... how great it is that you can even get to grips with graining and such like. Well done, you.

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  8. Sometimes nothing cooperates with the photographer. Yesterday I tried to identify a duck across the river. It was just out of range and I couldn't see it well enough.

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  9. At last the sun is out today. I saw a Fox Sparrow last week, flying through on his way to Canada. Trying to learn my sparrows. Hard to do in the rain.

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  10. It may be dull and rainy, Denise, but I do love your photos and I actually like rain photos, so it's all good. Hugs. :)

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  11. The wings in flight photo is amazing!

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  12. It's good to experiment ...
    I like the colour in your birds.

    Hope you've had a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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  13. The artistic look really suits these birds.

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  14. Yes, those photos are very artsy. Lol.

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  15. I like these! Thank for sharing them.

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  16. I think you succeeded in the artsy look. Pretty cardinals!

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  17. They look neat! Love the action shot!

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  18. good idea to improve grainy photos with more grainy look. :)

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  19. they are all three beautiful, you know how i love artsy

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  20. Hi Denise, the Male Cardinal is a very colorful bird, its very difficult to get decent images in poor light. Regards John

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  21. They look like paintings -- you did fine! I love playing with my pictures, and someday I am just going to sit and learn what each thing does. It is usually just hit and miss for me and I never remember what I did when one turns out well.

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  22. I'm having trouble focusing, this looks fun, though!

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  23. So hard to get good images when it's raining. I do think your artsy look is fun!

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  24. I like the first one best - great action shot!

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  25. Very fun! Love the photos and the treatments.

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