Photographing birds can be a real challenge. Many of them hardly ever sit still for more than a few seconds, and I have spent many a frustrating day with nothing to show for it. But like other wildlife, once you learn their habits and habitat, you have a much better chance of getting a great photo. Fortunately you have a little more leeway than with other wildlife. Once birds get used to your presence, they tend not to be quite so skittish (depending on the species, and whether or not it's nesting season). But still, it’s a lot of being at the right place at the right time. A really good telephoto lens sure doesn't hurt either!
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