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You need a simpler, bolder image without a fussy background. A business card is quite small - what maylook like an 'in yer face' image on screen would be fine for a small card.
It looks like you were shooting from something like waist height.
Excellent advice from Willie, and the extra detail in your comment above is just what we need to help you. You may not have thought about including those details in your description. Exif data is great but it doesn't include wind speed!
A strong silhouette though i agree about the need for a better backdrop. A pity about that clipped wing,
A well timed moment and one the family will like even if it is unsharp.
The colour is stronger here. The mono one isn't so attractive. Adding grain can help but the effect here is akin to reticulation on film and spoils an image. However, I've done a mod from the colour original and boosted contrast which is what is needed to make the image have some 'bite'.
Nice one Richard.
There's not much you can do with a spotlit subject where you have no control over the light source.
I too was thinking of a square crop before I read Tanya's post.
You have some exciting and exotic species there in South Africa (at least to northern European eyes!) so it's good to see them.
Welcome from me too.