Red Tulip

Red Tulip Macro
Okay, so this has been fiddled with, but not that much.  I masked out the blossom and upped the vibrance and saturation by 10 each.  Then I lowered the saturation for everything else by 40-something.

I really like the striation on the petals between the red and almost-beige parts.  I thought it was interesting.

It’s also not a standard tulip.  It’s some fancy breed with funny petals, but it’s still a tulip.

Blackbirds

I was playing with my big zoom lens a week or so ago and came up with these.  Usually there are too many leaves to get pictures of the birds way up there, but it’s spring, so I got some halfway decent shots.  And I finally have a camera that’ll let me crop a shot and still have a decent size to do something with it.  Yay!

You can’t see it because these are low-res for-the-web versions, but there’s actually enough pixels to print if I wanted to.  🙂

Of course, blackbirds aren’t all that photogenic, but I did what I could from the ground.  🙂