I agree with 2100 about the background... find the background very distracting because of the half highkey and half greenery... finds my attention being drawn to the half highkey background in the overall image...
As for the pic... I think we noticed the bites on the legs due to the fact that the pose looks quite sharp. The left legs seems a little awkward. I got distracted by that first before noticing the bites.
Having said that... you did nicely to brighten up the face ..even with such strong backlights. Nice.
I really do hope we get to meet up and shoot someday. Cheers