Color and reflection are what pushed me to this photograph over the other shots taken at the same time. The dripping water from the bird, down to the reflection you can’t plan.
This bird, in this light, is a hard image. The colors are vibrant, almost too much so. These birds, vivid yellows and red eyes are actually too dramatic. During the development here I softened the colors. Twice I checked myself to see if I had pushed colors. I did not.
In the sun, this is what you see.