Nothing like doing a black and white photograph of a black bird. The only way this could possibly work was with a white background, for contrast.
Well, it wasn’t white but a very light green worked OK.
Most photographers today have never actually shot anything but color. I suggest people a) change their camera to photograph in monochrome, b) shoot jpg files. Now to make a decent image the camera settings require some work, and the photographer is forced to make a few mental changes.