These images were shot at dawn, or even pre-dawn at a speed of 80, ISO 500, Monopode. Very strange light. I should have shot them a hair faster. The background is fine, ansd because of the light, strange, but the bright yellow birds actually blew out the highlights.
The whole effect is "plastic," so I post them for their esthtic appeal; they are also an example of making do with what you got, and even though I could have done much better....