Hi James,

I agree with others that you shouldn't crop any part of the image.
The balance is just right for my eye.
The only change I would make would be to darken the background a little bit,
keeping the cormorant brighter, and then I would be sure to mat and frame it
so that your eye is not lost on the bright background.

I would use a darker mat with a thin pinline of color something like this.

just my thoughts.