Lens-Artists #110: Creativity in the time of Covid-19

This week, Tina has asked us to show creativity in the time of Covid-19.

I’ve tried my best to stay creative with my photography during this time. I’ve been experimenting with different photo techniques and some different editing effects.

One day in early spring I went out after a rain shower to take some photos. I wasn’t happy with them until I started playing around with different editing effects. This Mexican Sunflower photo was boring until I added a water color effect.

Watercolor Mexican Sunflower

I am usually on the ground looking up when I take pictures of hummingbirds. One day I sat on our deck looking down at the flowers and captured this Ruby Throated Hummingbird going from flower to flower. By shooting from above I was able to get the shots I wanted.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

I’d like to thank the amazing Lens-Artists team of Tina, Amy, Anne-Christine, and Patti for giving me inspiration and keeping me motivated during this time.

Tina, thank you for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Creativity in the Time of Covid-19

40 thoughts on “Lens-Artists #110: Creativity in the time of Covid-19

  1. The hummingbird shot would earn an A+ in anyone’s book. It is an amazing shot considering how fast they move. What kind of camera were you using? The watercolor Mexican Sunflower is lovely so I have to ask what you used to achieve that effect. Your photography skills are certainly on display for all to enjoy with this post. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    1. Judy, you have just made my day! Thank you! I use a Sony A550 DSLR camera. For the hummingbird photo I used a 400mm zoom lens. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit the photos. I applied the watercolor effect to the sunflower.

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  2. Great pictures,both for the technique using the watercolour effect and, especially, for your skill to get the hummingbird. From my own unsuccessful attempts I know how difficult that is.

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  3. That hummingbird capture needs to be framed, entered into Birds and Blooms magazine! Outstanding!

    Editing is fun… sometimes a boring picture becomes extraordinaire after its edited properly. Nice job on the watercolor effect on the flower.

    Happy Day to you!


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