Photo by Scott Bourne
(Canon 1D MK II – Canon 500 F/4l IS Lens, Wimberley Head, Gitzo Tripod, ISO 400, Aperture f/5.6, Shutter Speed 1/125)
All the photo tricks and tips in the world won’t do you a bit of good if you don’t have your camera with you when you need it. If you happen by a rare Green Jay and you don’t have your camera, you can’t make the shot.
I can talk from experience here. In the old days, before I learned this lesson, I lost some once-in-a-lifetime shots because I left my camera at home.
Sometimes it’s not practical to carry your entire kit with you. For those times, try a small point and shoot digicam. Some of the new higher-end models deliver high quality 8×10″ images that are good enough for publication.
Wherever you go, carry a camera. Then you’re certain not to miss that great shot.