Well I really like the colors going on..
As for the background though, it just seems way to busy. It doesnt recede like a background should. Its taking to much power over the foreground characters..
Thoughts on subduing the background might be to use less saturation, and softer edges. Less detail too. Is the fish on the left part of the background? Its really hard to tell. It draws to much attention because of its reaction and size so it seems like a foreground element, yet its values and detail are to close to everything else in the background.
It shows promise for a real nice piece though.
jtriska @ mcleodusa.net