I am beginning to learn Adobe Photoshop. I now know how to remove some extraneous items. Last week I took a photo on a walk in False Creek (South end of Calgary). The day was so cold that my phone, sitting in the outside pocket of my pants, froze and stopped working. The resulting photo appeared to have merit. I began simplifying the image by removing branches. I like the result but the focus is flawed, and therefore the underlying bones of the photo could not be salvaged. And so we come to the moral of the story, nailing the parrot to the perch does not hide the fact that the parrot was dead.