I started with three images of a Brown Creeper photographed near the point in the Rambles of Central Park and made a composite using masks. The birds were not the sharpest, so I duplicated the layers, merged them, and used shake reduction on the birds. I also added a few adjustment layers in Photoshop.
“A wonderful bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week!
But I’ll be darned if I know how the hellican?”
A limerick by Dixon Lanier Merritt
I remember hearing this as a child. My memory was jogged by a post on Though Open Lens
A Blue Jay bothering a young Red-tailed Hawk in Central Park photographed in March 2015.
It was a gray and damp day. The blue of the Jays was lovely.