I really enjoy shooting through habitat, especially in backlit situations. You can afford to be really creative when working with good light and cooperative subjects. On this particular day, the sun was slow and shining through the pine trees, which let me create a layered depth effect with this Goldcrest in amongst the pine needles.
Exposure: 1/640 @ f/5.6
Mode: Manual, Auto ISO
Focal Length: 700mm
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4 II + 1.4x III
Camera: Canon 1DX Mark III