Every time I go to state parks along the lakeshore, I always see a few people with DSLR cameras walking around taking shots. Anytime there's an interesting bird nearby, it often becomes the subject of their attention. These colorful creatures are as majestic as they are quick though, and don't usually tolerate humans being too close to them. In this video tutorial from Tony Northrup, he shares many tips to get up close to birds in the field or even your own backyard.
Photographer and Author Tony Northrup has put together many video tutorials on his YouTube page, some we've featured here before. There is a wealth of knowledge being shared in these, and I'd definitely recommend checking those out for other helpful tips. Below I've embedded another video from Tony that pairs nicely with the one about shooting birds. In the video below, Tony discusses telephoto and super-telephoto lenses with two other photographers. They share their experiences, recommendations, as well as a few other tips to get more range for your buck.