2021—Matching the Background

This female Pine Grosbeak matches perfectly with the muted grays and rusts that comprise the background near one of the feeding stations at Sax-Zim Bog in Minnesota. The color palette of the bird and of the background are almost identical. I find that fascinating. Despite the color match, the bird stands out from the background because I used the largest available f/stop to give me the narrowest depth of focus so that the background would be blurred and the subject in sharp focus.