Photographing birds is hard enough. After all, the little buggers don’t hold still. When you add the concept of color palettes to bird photography – selecting a set of colors that are related or complementary – WC’s head starts to spin.
But WC did get lucky this once, with a Black-faced Grosbeak feeding on similarly-colored berries in decent light, with this result.
It’s not ideal. It’s kind of an ugly color to start with, unless you really like mustard. And the focus on the bird’s head is just a tiny bit soft.
The bird was a part of a mixed flock, a birder’s ideal, with a couple of dozen other birds of mixed species. Always a delight to encounter a mixed flock of tropical birds.