The Seagull gets smudged. I can go through this process step by step, but view this video by Corey Barker to see how it is done. If you do not have motion, paint it! It just take a couple of minutes with Photoshop. A very cool technique and with additional work, could really be spectacular.
A real image of a motion blurred starling below. I call it On Golden Wing. I would love to control the detail (I could but I would have to really cheat) like I have above, but I do like the sun glaring off only one wing. Both images were shot from a very long distance, and greatly enlarged, cropped and sharpened.
I don’t know if I have time to shoot an image for the contest and am not sure if my starling is worthy. What do you think? The image was first posted here.