I couldn't remember which lens, and the EXIF stated 200mm, so I assumed it was the canon at full stretch. I just checked in PS and it was the canon. :)
Not sure that I should add contrast - this bird is white with pale grey markings. I could add some but it would not be realistic. I know exactly what you mean, though. Remember I said to you before that it's difficult to get this bird looking right.
As for the softness, well it is a lot better than yours :P
Brahminy Kite for Pieter (22)