i have been recently shot down by another member for suggesting that backgrounds are important when shooting wildlife especially flight shots..
it is of course a personal preference but my opinion is, if you are in the wrong environment and have aviaries, fences, sheds etc in the bg - exercise some discipline and just do not pick the camera up
PS etc (another humble opinion) is for improving images not attempting to rescue them. Obv 'art' effects etc are a different matter as is composite work - see the work of "K_T" http://www.ephotozine.com/user/k-t-191629
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