I started to work with this photo of a Northern Flicker and remembered I had some flicker feathers in a vase. I printed out the original photo and then arranged the feathers on the print to photograph. I only had one of the yellow wing feathers, so I took 3 photos of the feathers arranged at the left, center and right of the print. I merged those 3 photos with the one of the bird and then ran my filters on that image. I gave the piece the title of Avian Alchemist, because this yellow-shafted flicker looks like a brown bird until he flies and the undersides of his wings and tail are yellow -- so he seemingly turns to gold.