Wildlife replication at the Hood

... multiplying turkeys on the home computer

from Don Norris

In the past dozen years or so, a Melrosian can see how folks are leaving the metropolitan Boston area and moving out to what used to be forests. For now, it is not unusual to see such things as turkeys (normally a very shy bird) walking around our Mount Hood Park, or perhaps four young-buck deer drinking from a small hidden pond, or even a moose wandering through back yards.

In turn, wildlife is moving to the cities.

Unfortunately some residents are befriending newcomer coyotes, and these wild creatures are multiplying -- at a cost of more domestic animals like cats and small dogs.

But that's not the point of this photo layout. Actually the two turkeys in the large photo above are really one. Nothing tricky about this, if one has access to such as Photoshop Elements. The two smaller photos were simply layered, melded, to make what you see in the larger pix.

Frankly, I'm not sure what I did, or if I can do it again. But it is fun playing with wildlife and expensive cameras.

July 2, 2010

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