I took a sheet of acetate/plastic and traced around some of the leaves. Then cut them out and, using an elephant sponge, lifted them off the background.
Better? Not? What else would you do?
And our 4 eggs in a nest are the eggs of a cardinal!! And they are hatching - 2 eggs and 2 babies in the nest now and mother cardinal sitting patiently, while father cardinal is sitting on the lightpost close by, PEEP PEEP PEEPing to all the world - guess he's saying, "I'm a new daddy!"