nice and close, right eye looks sharp but left side in shadow hence difficult to tell, the rest of bird out of proper focus although there is detail there. I think this image could be improved with some work in photoshop if you have it and wanted to. by lifting the shadows on the left side of the photo. You can do this by selecting the area you want to change the use the shadow/highlights adjustment. (sorry if you already know this
Thanks all for your comments. I can see what you mean Potto, but I think I achieved what i set out to do. The depth of field probably could do with being a bit deeper but I quite like the lighting as it is natural. brightening it on the left side would cause the bird to look unanatural. Love constructive critisism though, it is the only way to improve.