American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla: Magee Marsh, Ohio
While I was at Magee Marsh last week I spent a bit of time atop the board walks canopy tower. The tower rises to the forest midstory where warblers can be seen eye to eye. While foraging among the tree leaves, this American Redstart landed on a dead branch with a perfect background. It provided the perfect opportunity for a portrait showing off its brilliant plumage. After a couple of clicks, the bird was gone, but what a striking pose it gave before taking flight.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, Exposure 1/125 second @ f8