That is simply fantastic Rick. I like the this one better than the one with the blue background. The blue background is very well done, but there is so much detail in the subject that it seems to speak louder against the more simple white background that contains only a hint of extra details.
The various colors and gradients reinforce each of the elements so very well without distracting from the picture at large. Extremely well done!
I think I like this white version better. The blue one is more summer vacation-y, but I dunno, I find the white makes everything else stand out more or something. In any case, it's pretty! I especially like the bird and the colours you chose for it.