I've been working on this photo for a while now, but finally today I got a picture that worked well for the background. It's a composite of 3 separate photos. The bird (it was originally perched on a water pail,) the mushroom + green grass, and then the darker purple /orange hues in the background.) I was also going for a kind of surreal/fantasy look so I added the rain in with photoshop. Comments/critiques welcome! I'm trying to be more creative with my wildlife shots.