I was in my office at the paper I was working at and saw a flock of birds (my avid birder friend informed me later that they were cedar waxwings) in a tree outside the window. In a hurry, I unlocked the gear cabinet and took out a camera body and a long lens. Then I stood up on my desk and tried to get a clear shot through the window; one of those windows that swings open from the bottom. The effect of not having enough room between the glass and the open air is that extreme blur in some areas. Every time I look at the top photo, the bird staring inquisitively back at the camera (at bottom-center) is worth a laugh.