Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mallard Hen and Drake

Photoshop is an amazing program.  Maybe not quite so well known is another program from Adobe called Lightroom, designed for photographers.  The combination of both are powerful tools for realizing your "vision" for a photograph.

This was one in a series of images where I wanted to lessen the photographic look and alter it to look more drawn or painterly.  The downy woodpecker I posted a while back is also an example of this (or a very similar) technique.

It was interesting to watch the hen as she stretched her leg out behind her.  It was all done in slow motion as it usually is, but I was also surprised at how slowly and carefully she brought the foot back to the log and very lightly felt to make sure it was there before repositioning her foot and putting her weight on it.

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