Friday, May 28, 2010

Landscape to Macro

A potpourri of images today as the Memorial Day weekend and summer approaches. You can still see some of spring time in the green grasses and the emergence of bright colored flowers.
Wildlife is more abundant and the days are longer. El Nino has had its impact on the weather with more rain and less fog than we would see in a normal spring. 
In this landscape you can see the effects of El Nino the road is damp and the grasses and foliage are bright green bursting with new growth. This private road leads to open space and some amazing creek side trails.
(Leica D-Lux 4 - Topaz Filter Detail 2)
Today the featured animal life ranges from domestic horses to wild deer and the backgrounds range from a dusty corral to open grasses that are turning from vibrant green to a golden straw color. The horses at this location look forward to our visits and the carrots we bring them.
(Leica D lux 4 - Adobe Photoshop CS5)
The deer was caught mid-morning grazing on the grass and just looked up for a moment so I could take her picture. I used Topaz filter Detail 2 to bring out the contrast of colors and textures in this picture.
(Leica D-Lux 4)
Back to the rain and the use of Macro Focus mode on the Leica D-Lux 4. Note the detail on this California Poppy. The water droplets seem to just jump out at you and the focal plane is narrow giving some nice depth to this image.
(Topaz Filter Adjust 4)
Another macro focus image that caught this bee on these bright yellow flowers contrasted by the lavender and green foliage surrounding it.
(Leica D-Lux 4 and Adobe Lightroom 2.7)

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