nice one. excellent sharpness, head angle and catchlight.
-ves a touch hot on the face, the leaf infront nad the shadows in the background are a bit intrusive.
Having said that its a great capture - is it full or crop?
this is not a crop !
i was very close of this small bird because i use a blind
the shot is taken with a 300mm et minimal focus distance
the raw file has lot of detail on the face but i use "automatic contrast" function on Photoshop before posting and the result is too much "white" on the face.
I think this is just excellent. It's hard to tell how hot original photos are on this site. However, the catchlight in that tiny eye and perfect tilt of the head, as well as the ultr close shot make this a 9 for me!