Thanks Barb for the critique. It helps me to have a fresh perspective to help spot my many gaffes -- especially the great big ones. Lol. I am posting what I've "mostly" completed. One more go and this group is done. And then I can begin the next set.
The carded bird. Used the natural light from another room to illuminate what were essentially photos taken within an unlit room.
The fun part has been putting image with card backing . I enjoyed that part immensely.
Using the dining table as my backdrop.
I don't have a wide selection of cards so I've had to be quite creative with my matching. Can't say I got it right, but I am slowly learning.
These have been shown before. Missing the fantail for some reason.
The kakapo (kar-kar-porh), a shy flightless parrot that was endangered. And probably still is. However, the conservation effort is well organised, and they are making a comeback.
The kaka. Another native parrot that actually can fly. Has a lovely pink and grey under wing. Brown and orange speckled. One of my personal favourites.
Group shot. The lighting effect reveals the group (omitted the Baltimore Oriole as it's not native to my homeland).
I've added a background in all of them. Not entirely convinced they work (some have like the Saddleback card). Will see how the next group fans out. I suspect it's a case of what works best for the bird. Cheers.