Birds are far and away my favorite creatures to photograph. They have kept me on my toes. They have strengthened my reflexes. I love the challenge of trying to freeze the motion of a rapidly moving bird. I need to predict the bird’s path of movement, its speed, and make sure I have the proper settings on my camera. Most of all, I need patience and persistence to capture my desired shot.
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