I was quite pleased when I first found this local example back in May, this was from my third shoot, nice weather, but couldn't get as close as I'd have liked - why are telephoto lenses never long enough?
1/750s @ f8, ISO200, 250mm and a significant crop.
I'll also admit to cloning out a huge branch in front of the bird which ruined the composition.
Given the amount of PP crop I did, it now looks like the capture sharpening was overdone too (at nearer full size it wouldn't have been so noticable - you live and learn)
This definitely falls into the 'must do better next time' category, I'm also not happy with focus or exposure really, in fact I'm beginning to wonder why I'm posting it?