Nature Notes

March 31, 2015

Photoshop Tutorial- Find Edges filter

Filed under: Flowers,Photoshop Tutorial,Processing Tips — Tags: , , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Put mouse over image

Put mouse over image

The Find Edges is one of my favorite Photoshop filters for playing with an image.Here’s what you can do with it.

I added a layer to the shot of the center of a Trillium and applied Filter >> Stylize .. Find Edges. It result in the image below:

Find Edges Layer

I then reduced the opacity of this layer to something I liked the look of (in this case 20%) and flattened the layers. The result was this:

Lowered Opacity to 20%

At this point I just had some fun with it. Raised the light levels, stomped on the contrast and juiced up the saturation. When I was happy with it, I had this:

Final Image

Following are a couple more examples:

Venice Scene Orkney Stone House

Index to Photoshop Tutorials.

This tutorial is a part of the Photoshop Workflow Series

 

All Images are Available for Licensing at Singular Video&Pix

Facebook Flickr Vimeo Twitter LinkedIn Contact Us License Images

September 13, 2014

Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

Classified as a weed by many Government Agricultural Agencies, Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris, is an interesting plant, an introduced species from Europe.

The bladder refers to the inflated calyx at the base of the flower. The young shoots are edible although said to be somewhat bitter in taste.


All Images are Available for Licensing at Singular Video&Pix

Facebook Flickr Vimeo Twitter LinkedIn Contact Us License Images

September 2, 2014

Alpine Meadows

Filed under: British Columbia,Flowers,Landscape — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Alpine Meadow

Alpine Meadow

Some of the chairlifts at Whistler, British Columbia, operate during the summer and give visitors an opportunity to reach areas high in the mountains. The clear clean air shows these flower covered meadows at their best.

Alpine Meadow


All Images are Available for Licensing at Singular Video&Pix

Facebook Flickr Vimeo Twitter LinkedIn Contact Us License Images

July 2, 2013

September 29, 2012

Plants of the Sonora Desert

Filed under: Arizona,Flowers — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

California Torch Cactus

The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which straddles part of the United States-Mexico border and covers large parts of the U.S. states of Arizona and California, and the Mexican state of Sonora.

It is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America with an area of 120,000 square miles (311,000 sq. km.).

One of the best places to learn about the Sonora desert is the Arizona State Desert Museum which contains representative plants and animals. Most of these images were taken there.

Teddy Bear Cholla, Opuntia bigeloviiSaguaro Cactus at sunset, Cereus giganteusSaguaro Cactus at sunset, Cereus giganteusSonoran Old Man Cactus, Pilosocereus alensisSenita Cactus, Lophocereus schottiiSanta Rita Prickley PearPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria poselgeriPorcupine Prickly Pear, Opuntia erinaceaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria tesocapcensisPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria standleyiPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria marksianaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria hertrichianaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria canelensisPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria ssp.Devil\'s Club Cholla, Grusonia invictaGolden HedgehogHuachuca Agave, Agave parryi huachinsisHybrid Torch CactusHecho Cactus, Pachycereus pectinaboriginumCalifornia Barrel Cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceusBeaver Tail Cactus, Opuntia basilarisArizona Claret Cup, Echinocereus coccineusBishop\'s Mitre Cactus, Astrophytum myrostigmaBarrel Cactus, Ferocactus sp.Totem Pole Cactus, Lophocereus monstrosusPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria setispina

 

If you are a gardener and arrived here, you may also find this useful 100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in Temperate Zones

All Images are Available for Licensing at Singular Video&Pix

Facebook Flickr Vimeo Twitter LinkedIn Contact Us License Images

March 31, 2012

Texas Swallowtail

Filed under: Flowers,Texas — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Texas Swallowtail

Texas Swallowtail

I’m not sure which Swallowtail this is. If any does, please let me know.

All Images are Available for Licensing at Singular Video&Pix

Facebook Flickr Vimeo Twitter LinkedIn License Images

December 6, 2011

Photographing some Midscapes

Filed under: Algonquin,Flowers,Maine — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Some details from Maine

Some details from Maine

They are somewhere between the grand landscape vistas of the Grand Canyon, and the tiny macros showing the pollen grains of a flower. I call them midscapes, small scenes showing some of the interesting things that are all around us.

As is often the case with photography, they are done by deciding what best to leave out rather than include.

The images below were taken in Algonquin.

Algonquin Forest Floor, Ontario Algonquin Forest Floor, Ontario Algonquin Forest Floor, Ontario


All Images are Available for Licensing at Singular Video&Pix

Facebook Flickr Vimeo Twitter LinkedIn Contact Us License Images

September 23, 2011

A late burst of color

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Late Flowers

Late Flowers

Late summer brings some great color from wildflowers that grow in groups. In this abandoned field there are sprays of Canada Goldenrod and white and blue Asters. Also common is the smaller variety Common Sunflower that is native to North America, sprays of Common Toadflax and the long flowering Birdsfoot Trefoil. Wildflowers may soon disappear as the days get colder but they have saved a great display to the end.

FallFlowers3 FallFlowers

All Images are Available for Licensing at Singular Video&Pix

Facebook Flickr Vimeo Twitter LinkedIn Contact Us License Images
Older Posts »

Powered by WordPress