Animal Merges [ Please read ALL the rules to avoid DQ ! ]

Challenge #3 in the Ode to Spot series. Hosted by Patchandcrew.
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Sometimes the photo you take isn`t the photo you wanted but with software you can get the result you were after. So lets see your favourite animal photos in which you have merged/layered two or more shots to get the desired result. For instance your shot of an animal in a zoo merged with a landscape to look like the animal is in the wild, or a pet bird on a perch merged with a shot of a twig or branch to look as though the bird is in a tree or hedgerow. [ Those are just examples ;) ]. This challenge is to test your pp skill as much as the skill of photography, the idea being to produce a merged image which looks like a singly taken shot ;)
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a composite of two exposures of a male blue bird, showing front and back.
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Submitted: Thursday, 17th February, 2011 00:14 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 25th June, 2010
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F9.5
ISO: 400
Notes: Camera set on tripod, reflector card used for added light. Photos sharpened, levels adjusted, second bird layer masked in using photoshop
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