Honestly, for this back-lit photograph of a grey heron, I am not sure which is the best result. I first tried with a color picture which is best to show the white aura of the hard sun. then I tried the same in black and white with a significant effort to select the right hues of grey.
You be the judge. You can leave your comments below.
Finally, my preference goes to the monochrome version which seems less wildly colored.
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea, Héron cendré)
Botswana, October 2011.