I like taking photos of the "unofficial" residents of zoos, in this case a sparrow at the El Paso Zoo. It helps that it was on an interesting plant. And although the background is almost blown out (white), there's a vague suggestion of trees.
A taste of spring in southern California in February. I didn't notice the background at the time, which can often ruin a photo, but in this case I like the pattern of crisscrossed sunlit branches.