The post introducing the Monochromatic challenge indicated that photos with a restricted colour palette were eligible.
On the way across the river after another visit to Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, I noticed there were seven well-camouflaged mallard ducks on a support of the footbridge. It was an awkward shot to take. I could not see over the railings and the gaps between them were rather small. In the end I took it by accident. I am posting the original and the cropped shot. which do you prefer?