Cold Great Egret

This could belong in Photo Art. Please move it if that is the call. This was taken at the Savannah NWR on a cold, breezy and wet day. The Egret was standing in water, seemingly more interested in keeping warm than in hunting prey. I converted all but the beak to b/w, then overlaid a slight cyan tint to the whole image.

What technical feedback would you like if any?

any and all

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

Did I succeed in making the image look cold?

Any pertinent technical details:

Camera Info: Nikon D500, HH
Lens: VR 300mm f/4E + 1.4x TC
Focal Length: 420mm
Focus Mode: AF-C
AF-Area Mode: Dynamic, 25 points
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/80s
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure Comp.: 0EV
Metering: Matrix
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 1600
60% of full frame
PP in LR/PS CC 2019, Silver Efex Pro, Topaz filters, ACR filter, TK sharpen action @ 50%

You may only download this image to demonstrate post-processing techniques.

I like the pose and the cold look works…
Muted processing is interesting and well done.
Wish you had a cleaner background.

Hi Phil,
As Dan states I like the creative processing of this image and I like the overall feel. The colored beak contrasts nicely (subtly) with the rest of the image.

A very nice way of treating this image, Phil. It not only looks very cold, but the treatment also tamed the background nicely. I like this a lot.