Flycatcher (Two photographs) and a word on color casts.
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There are subtle differences between these two photographs, which illustrate a choice that sometimes needs to be made. Light travels through foliage and selectively imposes a color cast on a part of your subject. In the first of these shots, the throat of the bird is green and matches the background. We are unable to differentiate the bird’s throat below the beak from the background.
In the second photograph, by de-saturating the adjacent green leaves and “burning” the throat, both techniques used by Ansel Adams, we “solve” this issue. Sometimes a much larger area of the animal/subject is affected and global adjustments are required. The choice is whether to undertake this work or not. Given the small area involved it could easily be ignored for presentation on the web, but probably not in print.
The cast is a function of the surroundings and it can be left as is or it can be annoying or distracting and needs fixing. I fixed it because it bothered me.