This is a composite of about six layers; the original or background photo had only the female cardinal and the sparrow in it. I gathered pictures of other birds taken on the same limb and simply relocated them via Photoshop. I thought it would be nice to get the neighborhood together for a little rendezvous. (Taken in Sunset, Louisiana, USA)

Can also be viewed here

I was also inspired by this song by the New Seekers and have chosen it as the theme of this image:
I’d Like to build the world a home
and furnish it with love
grow apple trees and honey bees
and snow white turtle doves

I’d like to teach the world to sing
in perfect harmony
I’d like to hold it in my hand
and keep it company

I’d like to see the world for once
all standing hand in hand
and hear them echo through the hills
for peace throughout the land
(that’s the song I hear)

I’d like to teach the world to sing
in perfect harmony

I’d like to build the world a home
and furnish it with love
grow apple trees and honey bees
snow white turtle doves

I’d like to teach the world to sing
in perfect harmony
I’d like to hold it in my arms
and keep it company

Comments

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    I think this is so very pretty……………………Joyce!!

  • Thank you, Fara!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Awesome work

  • Thank you, Peaky!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • KBritt
    KBrittover 2 years ago

    So charming Bonnie!! Definately a neighborhood gathering – wonderfully put together! Looks like the male cardinal is the leader too!! xx

  • Thank you, KBritt!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 2 years ago

    I love this Bonnie ~ made me smile :))
    Renee
    xxxx

  • Thank you, Renee :)

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Sharon Batdorf
    Sharon Batdorfover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Work! instant fav!

  • Thank you, Sharon!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaover 2 years ago

    Brilliant work!!!! It turned out Gorgeous!

  • Thank you, Angie!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful and creative :)

  • Thank you, Ellen!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Laura  Knight
    Laura Knightover 2 years ago

    Well done indeed….

  • Thank you, Laura!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Benedikt Amrhein
    Benedikt Amrheinover 2 years ago

    beautiful work! made me smile, too…
    although it’s sort of sad too, that this rendezvous did never happen.
    this said, seeing several birds sitting in a row always reminds me of THIS little film … i can’t help … lol.

  • Thank you, Benedikt! The movie is darling! Made me smile :)

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • jesika
    jesikaover 2 years ago

    “And today’s topic is…”
    Beautifully done, Bonnie, very pretty. How wonderful it must be to have these little gems in your garden.
    jxx

  • Thank you, Jesika; don’t know what I’d do without my little feathered friends!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

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