OMG! I love this. Great work. Thanks for sharing. I was reading the other comments and I am in shock that anyone could think that this looked like a chicken. This reminds me of my horse, Misty. I love eveything about this.
My first thought was, "Queen of the Forest!" She does look like the spirit of the forest. The light falling on her is amazing, and the dark green really sets off the white. The dapples on her coat look like sunshine dapples. Her pose is amazing, I love it. I also really like the way she is holding her tail. *sigh* This is so beautiful.
I know what you mean, but it's not a left-over feather from the original background, it's from the lighting effects used to make the scene look realistic. It bothers me, but if the scene were real it would be similar to how the light would fall, so I left it. But it's one of the first things I see when I look at it too!