Or, thanks to the birds that hang out nearby so I can take their picture:
I took this photo right when you are not supposed to take pictures, that is, the middle of the day. Harsh light and shadows are an issue that is certain. I shot this at ISO 160 but then had to lighten the bird in Aperture so that you could see some detail. I will try this again using a higher ISO to see if that makes it possible to edit less. I will be working on trying different angles to shoot from as well. I did use a tripod, but this is about as high as is goes. I will have to think about other ways I might get a nice shot. Any thoughts on that?