I photographed this Western Grebe at Farmington Bay WMA in October of 2104, all of the images are of the same grebe but with a slight change in direction the look of the water is different.
The image above was taken where there was nothing behind the grebe so only the blue water surrounds it. It is clean & simple and the bird stands out well from its surroundings.
Eight frames later the grebe had moved further east and there was a bit of vegetation behind it that reflected on the water that created interesting patterns around the bird.
Ten frames later the grebe had moved even further east where the vegetation was thicker so there was less blue and more greens, golds and tans reflected on the water.
I like all three versions but probably favor the third image because of the intricate reflections with swirly patterns and the open bill of the grebe.
Your mileage may vary. 🙂
Life is good.