I used curves by pulling it down a bit from the center to + your contrast here Goldy.
I then removed the bit of leaves top rt corner.
Lastly I selected the elephant far rt, and darkened that area slightly..
I selectively brought up the dark areas of the plumage a bit, and removed the hot spots top.
Slight recompose as well.
Note: when patching/cloning top I left a few repeating patterns, could've easily removed them..
But you get my drift :)