Nature Photographs - 10 musts for consistently good Nature Photographs

If you want to consistently capture great nature photographs, the following rules apply. . .

  1. Great Nature Photographs come from getting up early and/or staying late - not even Photoshop can make this rule go away.
  2. You must use good technique and quality lenses.
  3. Great Nature Photographs mean you can't be afraid of or dislike bugs.
  4. You must be willing to travel, and sometimes all night.
  5. You must be able to adjust to changing environmental conditions.
  6. Great Nature Photographs require that you sleep less.
  7. You must sometimes come home with an experience, a sore body and tired legs.
  8. You must be able to be disappointed - a lot!
  9. You must do some things that no one else will.
  10. Most of all, great nature photographs come when you are in the moment and having fun!

Do you have any "must's" to add for great nature photographs?

Sincerely, Tony Bynum