2/20/15 - Ferruginous hawk; This was not only processed in Topaz Glow, but also in the photoshop oil paint filter. Quite a few of the Topaz Glow presets output results similar to that of the oil paint filter, although without the scaling offered by the oil paint filter. So, I decided to use both filters on quite a few of the images. I know Elizabeth is not keen on this kind of bg and many times I agree with her, but, in this case, it does not bother me. Check out the effect in the largest size.
Thanks for all your comments on the shot of the power plant steam and stack. I'm going to redo that shot and get rid of the light. I always appreciate constructive suggestions for improvement; helps keep me on my toes and always learning!