This morning, I looked out the back windows to see my yard filled with robins. They were the biggest, fattest flock of birds I have ever seen. It was fun to watch them nibble and peck invisible delicacies out of the wet earth, their orange feathers glowing in the pink morning sun, sharp black eyes gleaming.
Naturally I grabbed my camera and tried to get some pictures. I came away with a huge appreciation for wildlife photographers. I neither have the equipment nor the patience. I did manage to get a few shots through the window without scaring them off but nothing that came close to capturing the wonder and beauty of the moment.
But what I love about Photoshop is that I can make something nice out of a cruddy photo. The picture directly above is the original picture. I applied a Photoshop action by PhotographyBB to it which gave it a painterly effect that I like very much.
I may make them into note cards and give them as gifts to everyone I know.