One of the first things a successful Photoshop user should learn is how to make good selections. There are a myriad of ways to do that within Photoshop. Another helpful thing to know is how to choose your brushes and adjust the tip so that edges are not harsh. Both of those techniques were important is finding the content to cover up the cord. Mostly, I used the lasso with a feathered edge to select portions of the tray to cover the cord, as well as the rubber stamp tool. I was least successful at recreating the ripples in the water, but I'm hoping that most viewers will look at the bird rather than the water (for which I used copy and pasting as well as transforming and distortion to make the ripples follow the curves of the water movement. I also used the smudge tool. Note: I see I forgot to get rid of the shadow from the cord! It's always something!