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: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/b...
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