Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500 OS @ 500mm, ISO 500, f/8, 1/800
For this image I applied a basic rule in bird photography. Find a clean background first, then wait for the bird to come to you. I saw a flock of Cedar Waxwings along a walking path. So I set my camera up and pointed it at this nice clean branch. The waxwings kept landing on branches all around. After a lengthy wait, one finally decided to give me a break.