A Subtle Rainbow

On a drizzly day of every shade of gray, I took a closer look at this American Coot, effortlessly paddling with its lobed yellow feet on Kah Tai lagoon. Before today I would have described this bird as black, and it's officially called dark gray to black. But underneath the raindrops, don't you see shades of orange, green, and purple? And a very fashionable red eye? 

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    Libby Atkins (Friday, 08 February 2013 23:02)

    yes, I do see the orange - perhaps they are clandestine in their attire - hiding the best stuff from public view and only showing their best stuff to their best friends and family