Don’t give up before you have the photo you want.

There are many ways to get good photos. One of the easiest is to frequent good birding sites and shoot whenever something interesting happens. This way, if you have good equipment and good photography skills, you can amass a nice collection of decent photos over the years, and with a bit of luck you can also get some excellent shots.

I have found that the best photos are the result of spending long stretches of time with one species. This way I learn more about their behavior and where and how they move. Usually, after I have studied a species well and gotten to know its ways, a vision of the type of photo I want to capture starts to take shape in my mind. ...

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