I wanted to make the photo a bit more sunny and warm. I didn't like the blue hue on the BG because it make the photo too glomy, so I mask out the main subject and change colours of BG and blured it. Later I also "warmed" the colours of b'flies a bit.
This is the origionl that Salute! My TN Friends! came from. I post it mainly to show the overall set up that helped me get the pose. The chickadee was eying my suet log. I had not had a decent shot in a while when the little guy alighted and struck his proud pose, thanks to the suet log...;-) He made me happy! I hope all of you who stopped by to look enjoyed him too. I appreciate all your comments and critiques.
Welcome to 2006!