This is definitely not the manner in which I normally photograph.
A couple of weeks ago, while I was having breakfast at a small hotel in northern Japan, a Hokkaido squirrel (Japanese tassel-eared squirrel) was raiding the bird feeders on the porch just outside the windows. So how could I resist? I went to my room, mounted my Nikon 80-400mm lens on my Nikon D4s, and returned to breakfast. Between sips of my morning coffee, I photographed right though the window glass, handholding my camera rig. Early morning light and ISO 3200; I stayed toasty warm inside. while outside it was very cold and snowy. A bite of breakfast for me, a bite of breakfast for the squirrel, another photo or two. This photography gig is supposed to be a lot more difficult.