Kinds of Bird Photography
I now take photos of birds for four different purposes. I think of them as levels of photographs; there's a great deal of overlap here, and in fact it would be good to think of this as a continuum, and higher levels may include everything in the levels below them.
(This is my only photograph of this bird.
I'd love to take a better one and throw this one away)
(This photo comes from my first time seeing a Veery.
Normally I would want to get down low to the ground for this, but I didn't want to scare it away
and miss having this shot. Of course, it flew away when I tried)
(this photo goes beyond documentation to express something about the Snail Kite and its behavior.
He's flying low to the ground with the apple snail in his bill and the white rump is visible.
I went home happy with this photo)