My wife and I recently went to Disney's Aulani Resort with her whole family. The resort is only 35 miles from our house so I didn't really see any birds that I don't already see on a regular basis. But what I did have was some free time to actually get out and take some pictures.
It's something every photographer who shoots rapidly moving subjects is familiar with - the shot that got away.
I've got a bird feeder in my front yard and whenever I fill it up, it does a pretty brisk business. It usually gets a few Red-crested Cardinals, the occasional Northern Cardinal and a bunch of House Finches. But mostly it gets whole flocks of Java Sparrows. Sometimes I'll grab my camera and sit on my porch just a few feet away trying to get good shots. This morning I ended up with some good ones.
Since my site is mostly devoted to bird photography, I thought I'd start off with an explanation of what I try to accomplish in a bird photo and what I look for in other people's bird photos.