Do You Suppose They Have Sunflower Seeds Here In Heaven by Diane Schuster

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I’ve always wondered if birds go to heaven. I mean wouldn’t we want to hear bird song in heaven? So in my fantasy world, because I love birds, there is an evergreen bough that acts like the rainbow bridge does, for pets. In this image, an Evening Grosbeak is asking a finch if there are sunflower seeds in heaven. My answer of course would be a big yes because who could live in heaven without sunflowers. Subject closed! lol!
Original background image of birds on a fence was blended with a sky with clouds. Evergreen boughs were blended into the image next. A texture was overlaid on top and some of it removed to simulate a heavenly bough.
Texture by Painted Textures

“This noisy finch is relatively secretive during the breeding season, yet forms large, gregarious flocks during the winter. It is found during summer mainly in coniferous forests across boreal Canada and in the Rocky Mountains; its winter movements are both erratic and irruptive, likely due to fluctuating food supply. Polytypic. Length 8” (20 cm).

Identification A large, stocky, boldly patterned finch with a very short tail and heavy bill. Male: uniquely patterned, the body is a rich golden brown, becoming darker brown on head and black on crown. Both the forehead and eyebrows are bright golden yellow. The tail and wings are black; the latter has contrasting pure white secondaries and tertials. The pale yellowish green bill is large for a finch. Female: the body is grayish brown above, buffier on underparts, collar, and rump. The throat is almost whitish and has a distinctive dark malar stripe. Like the male, the wings are black, but the secondaries are not as pure white and have a dark edging, and a white base to the primaries forms a white patch visible in a folded wing. There are large white spots at the end of the tail. The wing and tail pattern are conspicuous in flight. Juvenile: the male looks like an adult male, only the body is a duller uniform brown and the eyebrows are a dull yellow. The female looks like the adult female."

Info on Evening Grosbeak obtained here:

1/13/13-Received the Angel Artist Of The Week from the group New Creations Of Beautiful Art And Photography
1/14/13-Featured in the group Art and Photography Showcase


grosbeak, evening, finch, birds, heaven, spiritual, nature, texture, sunflower seeds, question, diane schuster

I’m a 65 year old retired grandmother that loves photography. I love being out in nature and love lots of color, so Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Forests and forest light, waterfalls, flowers and insects are also some of my favorite subjects to photograph.

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  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 1 year ago

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 1 year ago

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image and sentiments Diane ! I agree that there must be sunflower seeds in heaven for our lovely birdie friends :)

  • Hi Renee, thanks for the great comment and for agreeing with me! Lol! Also thanks for the fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 1 year ago

    Beautiful and great title :)

  • Thanks very much Yannik!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks Rick for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 1 year ago

    a truly beautiful picture,just gorgeous,well done, Dawnx

  • Thanks very much for the great comment, Dawn!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleover 1 year ago

    A beautiful study Diane!

  • Thanks very much Carol! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image and great title.

  • Thanks very much for the great comment, Ann!

    – Diane Schuster

  • andy551
    andy551over 1 year ago

    Great, emotional work, my friend!

  • Hi Andy, thanks for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 1 year ago

    Dee, Please go to the forum..and my computer just is terrible I keep loosing everytihing but I got your artist of the week in…congratulations..

  • Thanks very much for this honor, Sherri! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

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