The eye contact, puts this one at the top..
You've captured so many aspects in this one photo. The eyes, the see through wing, the outstretched feet and the branch all combine to make this simply - WOW!
Thank you John! :-)
I had to follow this one for quite a while and it kept hiding. Nearly drove me crazy.
That must be why he/she has that "you got me" look on his/her face..
I bet he/she is glad you were packing a digital, instead of birdshot..