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Thank for the feedback, Ben.
You just got me on one of my week points: I still don't pay much attention to DoF while shooting. I just go around in aperture-priority mode with my lens wide open, and try my best to get the eyes in focus - this is definitely a habit I need to change, I should be considering increasing the DoF specially when I have the light to do so, and I did have enough light in this case. Shame on me.
I see you know pretty well what you like and dislike about bird photos - wish this was the case for me. Up until you mentioned, I didn't really think much about the feet being in focus or not - just like you mentioned the feather detail in the other post. Now I'm "digesting" these two pieces of information, and re-evaluating everything I shot. It's a good thing, obviously, because now I'll get to form my own opinion and pay attention to things I disregarded in the past. However, at the moment it's a bit embarassing to realise (and admit) I didn't really pay attention to such important detail... well, it's part of the learning process, isnt it?
Exposure wasn't spot-on, I did increase it a bit in post processing (2/3 of a stop). Yes I was really close (and I didn't have to crop this one too much). I was sitting close to these guys (there were at least 4), they got curious and came closer to check me - I just had to shoot.