Illusions.... by Karen  Helgesen

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Pine Siskin

“The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.”
Victor Hugo

Layered in photoshop
Image: My own
Blur Background: Shadow House Creations


  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoabout 2 years ago

    Lovely shot Karen, beautiful bokeh

  • Thank you so much, Fellix! It’s such a thrill to capture these wee ones…they flit about so much!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    L OV E L Y work Karen, love the song!

  • Thank you so much, Larry…I find that I am becoming addicted to looking for…listening for…and patiently waiting for these beautiful creatures to show themselves! Now I am lusting after a better zoom!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Really nice image and the song is great!

  • Thank you very much Donna! And, I love Jason Mraz!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 2 years ago

    Magnificent capture Karen! :) x

  • Thank you Carol! I really enjoy being outside and looking for these wee little creatures!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    This is gorgeous, the thumbnail pops, when I opened it I was even more enthralled !

  • Thank you so much, Berns! It was a lucky shot…ordinarily they flit away the moment they hear a blade of grass move!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 2 years ago

    Theres no illusion about how beautiful this is,,,,it is Picture Perfect.


  • Thank you so much Rick for the wonderful and flattering comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    View our gallery and you will be amazed
    Nov 2012

  • Thank you so much, Tori! It’s an honor to be featured in your group!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    Soooo lovely..FAV
    Before the break of day,
    I could hear his happy song,
    No matter what the weather,
    He would sing all morning long,
    He’d sing all morning long!
    And he sang this little song for me
    ‘Twas tweet, tweet, tweet,
    So sweet, sweet, sweet,
    And I’d wake up just as happy as could be,
    With his tweet, tweet, tweet,
    So sweet!

  • Thank you John! Such a sweet poem for this wee little guy!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • UniSoul
    UniSoulabout 2 years ago

    This is lovely. I enjoy the depth and colour of the background here. Cute little bird too. Do you know what the type of bird is?

  • Thank you so much! I have tried to identify this little guy…it’s a sparrow, I think it may be a Savannah Sparrow…but, I’m not sure! Appreciate your comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Ingz
    Ingzabout 2 years ago

    so extremely beautiful Karen xxx

  • Thank you very much!

    – Karen Helgesen

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