The subject was settling in area that was difficult to get a good shot and also straight into the bright sunlight.
This is the uncropped, just sharpened image - lots of bright highlights and not brilliant light on the subject.
This is the uncropped, just sharpened image but with fill flash - much better lighting control. I used the pop up flash on the 7D - totally convenient in situations like this.
This final version is how I have processed the second image, with some minor subject cropping, and a little toning down of the highlights on the left hand side to minimise the distractions. Just a few seconds work in PS as an adjustment layer.
On this occasion, the subject wasn't concerned about me and stayed in position