Flamingo art

This is the first time I have posted a picture with selective coloring on my blog.  But I thought this shot worked pretty well because it doesn't feel so overdone (at least not to me). :) Originally, the background was full of green ferns.  The picture was fine.  But it was a little too ordinary, and I thought the background competed too much with the flamingo for the viewer's attention.  I think this end result gives the flamingo more presence, and it feels fairly artistic to me.  Fine art photography is a subjective term, but would this qualify?  I welcome any thoughts you might have!