Thanks for looking and the comments folks
The more we challenge ourselves to see in new ways, the better photographers we become.
There's a bit of a story behind the pic in that the cormorant seemed to be fishing in a stock water tank
. It also seemed very tame for a wild bird so i wonder if it has been pet at some stage. I took the photo from across the tank with 24-105 lens on a FF
you can see the cormorant on the LHS of the tank in this failure of a photo. It should have been taken from a higher angle IMO.