Kool bird shot 500ml, was the background like that out of cam? or have you taken it out in PP?
Well the background was just a clear blue sky. The bird was actually on a light post and half of its body was sticking out. I decided to crop the partial image of the light post and leave the bird's upper body shown. I figured the black and white would work better to show some mood rather than leaving a clear light blue background.
Messing with the macro feature of my 35-70mm lens:
I could point out that should some (probably male) viewers of this photo with a particularly one track mind could think that that image may have certain sexual overtones.
But I haven't noticed so I won't.