Photographed directly in front of the sun. As captured in camera, only value changes made.
In American Native mythology a lot stories exist where the American Crow acquires 'light' for the betterment of the world and humanity...
As the Crows have mostly migrated south for the winter the local Magpies have filled in the vacant over watch position of the Crows..
To me this photo captures the spirit of this transition period by revealing the moment in a mythological sense when the Magpie takes possession of the 'light' for safe keeping until the Crows return in the spring.