This is another one of those photographs where ‘technically’ the subject, Egret, should have taken up more space in the image.
The Egret itself is sharp and crisp in the image so cropping would have been no problem.
I processed for a 16×9 print, landscape, to take advantage of the reeds in the fore and general brown bokeh in the balance of the photograph.
It seemed to me both the bird and the windy brown marsh were important to the image. At the end of the day it’s just an Egret picture not a Monet.