Kimberly J Tilley

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Tag: spring

Walking with the Sun

I went for a stroll in the yard looking for anything to photograph. The snow is gone, the birds are singing and nesting, it is time to hunt for some great Spring time images. The crab apple tree is filling up with red blossoms, there were two yellow daffodils (one now lives in a cup of water), and I found lots of violets.
I found this young Walking Stick on what I think might be some type of a rose bush. It has never bloomed, and it is a bit vine”y”, and man-o-man does it have some sharp-pointy thorns. I’ve decided to showcase this set of photographs. Not a group of sharp-focus photographs, but you should be-able to tell what is what. I’ve captured some sun flares to go with the scene. I normally try my best to avoid flares, but I took a chance with the flares this time.

I cooled the photographs in Photoshop just by changing the white balance settings. That is why the photos are so blue. I think they are a bit dreamy or fantasy, not too realistic. I find the images interesting. Let me know what you think.

Red Cardinal

I had the pleasure to follow this male Red Cardinal bird around in the early afternoon of Monday.  I did spy a female lingering around, but she was keeping her distance.  It would of been nice if she came a little closer so I could zoom in on her. Or we could have $9,000 stashed away for a much bigger lens. 🙂 One day I hope I will have a much bigger lens, but for now the 300mm will do.

I played with the white balance channels to get the different background colors. I like number six and eight the best.