Ohio -- Northern Cardinal
#8, in a redbud tree. Toledo Metropark May, 2015. Part of a birding festival. Disappointment with this Rebel T1i camera (slow focus, mode knob not locked in place, and so on) camera led to my buying a Canon 7D Mk II at the festival. I like this photo for the same reason I like most of the photos I publish, it reminds me of how beautiful the scene actually was even though my skill and time didn't let that beauty through to the print.
I'll probably visit Ohio again just for the Magee Marsh experience, next time without the Festival. A Honda Civic, a tent, a cot, and my CPAP ought to do the trick. I still need to get Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, and other nearby states so it seems a natural to indulge myself in a bit more "warbler neck" before I run out of time.