We have a couple of bird feeders outside of my office window because I enjoy watching them come and go. Here is a photo I took the other day:
To get this photo I set up my camera with a remote shutter on a tripod and went back inside. From my office window I could see when this Downy Woodpecker landed. I was shooting bracketed exposures. For this particular image I used Photomatix to combine them and then used one of the painterly settings because I thought that helped the bird stand out a bit from the background.