Three Brown Creepers

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.

Brown Creepers, Central Park 2/25/2016
Three Brown Creepers, Central Park 2/25/2016

Pelican’s Belly Can

“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

White Pelican, Regents Park 12/31/15
White Pelican, Regents Park, London 12/31/15

Red-tail and Blue Jay

A Blue Jay bothering a young Red-tailed Hawk in Central Park photographed in March 2015.

Red-tailed Hawk and Blue Jay, Central Park 3/15/2015
Red-tailed Hawk and Blue Jay, Central Park 3/15/2015

Blue Jays CP

It was a gray and damp day. The blue of the Jays was lovely.

Two Blue Jays on Central Park February 25, 2016
Two Blue Jays on Central Park February 25, 2016