Several years ago, my husband and I took a "Ghost Town Tour," visiting a number of ghost towns throughout New Mexico. One was Mogollon, in the far western part of the state, a forested and unspoiled area. While walking through a wooded area, I noticed a flash of red. Had to get out my bird book to identify the little guy: a Painted Redstart. Wow! what a brilliant red!
I decided to place the birdies on top of a blues-greens quilt background, simulating light-through-the-trees and leaf movement. Gorgeous little guys - I hope I get to see them again.