Chris in his post clears the misunderstanding within the Virtual Earth Web Service SDK that may lead you to believe that you could set the MapStyle enumeration to get a Bird’s eye image. Not the case. This is part of the method for getting tiles (not an actual map). So, via the Virtual Earth Web Service you have access to all tiles – road, aerial, hybrid and Bird’s eye, and in desktop and mobile flavors – and can make your own mapping experiences with them. This post will show you how to get the Bird’s eye tiles and create a single stitched image for displaying a single, static image, inserting Bird’s eye images into documents, showing off to your friends etc.