Real or memorex

The mods can move this to photo art if they so choose…
I was so taken with this Rough Legged Hawk but wanted a larger view
so this is an enormous crop ( only a 1.5 mb file) which I covered the noise/flaws you get from giant crops
with a tiny bit of PS oil paint and a bunch of other stuff.
Is this at all realistic?
Let me know.
I will delete or move if this is not appropriate for Avian.

You may only download this image to demonstrate post-processing techniques.

It looks like a very good artist’s rendering of this hawk, Dan. It works for me. Nice work.

Beautiful bird and it held up well with the huge crop Dan, to me the bird looks kind of pasted onto the background so in that respect it doesn’t look very natural to my eye.