Ok, this one was tricky... the lighting was hard, and was directly behind him. It backlit him, and the cage he was in. The cage was heavy, fairly closely knit, and he was only sitting about a foot from the side of it. I would have used some fill flash, but that wasn't possible for two reasons. First, I would have illuminated the side of the cage totally ruining the shot. Second, the flash head is bigger than the weave of the cage, which would have put a harsh "stripe" on him. Also, this cage had fungus on it of a type that reflects horribly (all the cages at the Hilo zoo do, it is in a rain forest). So... it was natural light only, wide aperture only (to blow out the cage) and he was backlit. Here's a small picture of what I was dealing with... right after I took it he backed of 10 or 12 inches which let me move in and get the shot.