You might want to experiment with reducing the contrast and perhaps softening the background. I don't know how well that would work in monochrome as I work in colour but it might be worth a try.
i like the mono with the clone out..
Yep I do and thankyou for helping out with another point of view and helpful insights, it is help like this that is helping me to advance my skills and broaden my thoughts about photography.whether or not you like it.
Thank you Sharon, I am glad you like it.