The seagull certainly looks closer to us then the mermaid, in your latest version of the image, and does steer some of the focus off the Mermaid herself.
In saying that, this new page layout is defiantly more interesting then the original. It Feels like there is more to look at.
With the seagull being closer now, it almost looks like it is landing on a rock off camera, like it is in front of the rocks you've painted in the foreground.
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