Red Cardinal

Update:  I Put a different background in.  Any better?  Possibly.

Not really sure why I started this one really.   After all the trauma with the owls and everything.  Anyway I think I was trying to apply the methods used in the John Lovett fish to some other type of creature and this is the result.
Not very happy – the background is insipid and put a bit of holly in its beak we could have a twee Christmas card.  Quite like the top bit of the branch though.