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Great capture, mBastin! It's a beautiful bird and looks pretty good from here.
It was sitting in a tough habitat and that may have been what did you in. It would have been fairly difficult to get this little guy in sharp focus and still blur out the background. The background is what's giving the most trouble here because it is essentially the same value and intensity as the bird and therefore fights with the bird for the "look at me" factor.
As you get to know that lovely new lens of yours, you will find it easier to isolate your subject from the background.
Now, yes, you had your requisite comment about the centered composition, and I'll add another. It would still be a fine composition if you came in to just before that bird's tail and drew the frame to include most of the rest of the left side of the image. See what you think, after you try it.
All of us have our own ways of looking at a picture. You have yours, and you will have a wonderful time fine-tuning your way. Keep 'em coming. I will look forward to seeing more of your work.