Pine Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak captured by D6 / 180-400VR
Ermine captured by D6 / 180-40VR
American Red Squirre
American Red Squirrel captured by D6 / 180-400VR

As in literally, did not move my tripod and these are just a couple of the 900 images I captured in a couple of hours standing next to a building working a bird feeder. I was planted, quiet as a church mouse just watching and shooting. This is the simplest and most effective technique I know and can share for successful wildlife photography.

I saw photographers come and go, saw the light come and go, saw critters come and go. The only thing that didn’t come and go was me and my two companions I was shooting with. It’s the same strategy I’ve used since, forever. Sit still and let the critters come to me. When they can go about their life on their schedule, at their ease and you’re a quiet documenter to it all, the photographs just happen. It doesn’t take patience, just a passion for your subject and letting the story unfold. It’s easy, it works, all this and I never moved!

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