This image is partly effective. It shows a bird with a tea cup being held by human arms. The arms could have been blended more if the sleeves of the jacket on the persons arms were the same color as the birds chest so its not as obvious
Portland, Maine based artist Meghan Howland paints women and children caught in swarms of birds or flowers. The surreal quality of the images creates the feeling of drama and tension. Later this year, Howland's work will be showing in a group.
This example of photomontage works well because it is visually interesting and has a lot of contrast. The photo of the woman is in black and white while the photo of the plant is shown in color this contrast makes the image stand out more.