Photograph by Michael Lynch, My Shot
Many parts of the world are celebrating the opening of cherry blossoms as the first sign of spring. Okinawa is the first place in all of Japan to see them bloom. This photo of a bird (Japanese white-eye) in the cherry blossoms was taken January 19, 2009, using a handheld Pentax K10D with a Sigma 50-500mm lens.
(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)