I have never gotten the hang of wildlife photography. I can excuse myself by saying I need a more powerful telephoto lens but I suspect there is more to it than that. My other excuse is that the birds are so good at blending into their environment and that's why I used to do, can you find the birdie in the picture?, posts. If I hadn't cropped these photos dramatically it would be very hard to find the bird.
I really wished I'd gotten a better shot of the one above because it you look carefully, you can see that the bird is holding something in it's mouth. Someone with a more powerful camera, as well as more skill than I have, could have gotten a great shot with that pose.One of my greatest pleasures is watching the wildlife out of my bedroom door. When I first moved into my house in 1984, there was a window looking out to the deck. One of the pleasant changes I made to my house was to get a door from my bedroom out to the deck, which replaced the window and gave me a much bigger view.
It's hard to get good pictures out of the door but that's how I manage to photograph some of the birds without them blending into the scenery. It would help if I cleaned the window panes in the door. For the record, I have cleaned them since I first commented on that problem in my blog. The problem with cleaning is you can't do it just once. It keeps needing to be repeated. Does anyone else have that problem with cleaning?