This is a revised image of the original posted over a year ago with a different title
I removed the background almost completely, I like it better this way!! :-)
He is standing on his trainer’s gloved hand.
I just realized he looks like a wooden statue!! I did not put any digital texture on him, I just deepened his colors a bit… this is just a photograph where I cloned the blue sky all the way down around him!!!_Canon 40D,flash:no, foc length:135mm, f/6.3, exp time: 1/1000sec