Took my bait
D300 17-55 croped and played with a bit.
Please provide more detail in terms of exposure settings so we can get a feel for the technical side and understand what you are trying to produce. I like the original composition and the unique angle but it is too tight IMO. Looks like you cut off his forward path usually good to give room to exit the frame. Update the picture data and we will go from there.
Thanks Jeff It was a quick off the cuff shot. Yes I did crop it fairly hard 55 mm lens f8 1s0 200 1/2000 Should take more pics when I fish