This is a photo of a Paradise Tanager, taken at the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. My reaction to seeing this bird was that it didn’t look real. It’s not so much the colors as the pattern (that seem unnatural). But I saw it moving and can testify it is real.
We are in the Easter Season, and daily readings are about the Apostles testifying to what they saw and heard as unbelievable as it seemed. John writes “What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life— for the life was made visible; we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us.” (1 John 1:1-2)