Yellow Warbler by Paula McCartney from her series Bird Watching.
Special insomniac RSF photographers edition. For those of you who pay attention to my time stamps (you know who you are): Yes, it's 2:57 AM.
I met Paula McCartney while I was at Review Santa Fe and corresponded with her beforehand, but I unfortunately didn't get a chance to sit and go through her portfolio with her. Paula was showing prints from her series Bird Watching. I love the concept, she was highly recommended to me by a few people who know my tastes pretty well and I like what I see online. Here's a snippet from her statement:
In these images I've combined varied natural settings with carefully placed craft store songbirds to create an enhanced landscape. This work explores how nature and fabricated elements can combine to create a scene that questions what is natural, and whether being so holds any intrinsic importance.
Also worth checking out on her website: her series Accumulations and her divine handmade books.