Birds are being photographed more than ever before.

The advance of digital cameras has fundamentally changed photography; for example, bird photographers easily take 10 times as many pictures as they did with film cameras. The expense of buying and developing film used to be a limiting factor, whereas now, after the initial and undeniably hefty investment, photography costs practically nothing. Taking hundreds of frames in a good situation is not a problem anymore, nor does it matter if the chances of success are slim.

It is easier to get good shots with a digital camera than with a film camera. The results can be checked instantly on the preview screen, and any changes needed to improve the shot can be made ...

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