Sometimes you can be happy with the subject of a picture, but the background kind of competes with it. So one solution is to replace the background with something simpler. This can happen with more natural shots taken in situ, as the subject- say a bird- isn't inclined to pose for you.

This was my solution to this sulphur crested cockatoo pic. With the bird being so white, I went for a replacement black background. End result, well, I liked it much better :)

The Watcher

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