Websters dictionary defines patience as being “not hasty or impetuous“. For wildlife photography this skill is vital. With today’s technology its all too easy to take shot after shot, hoping that one of more will look good enough to print. Its much more difficult to patiently watch your subject until the light is good, the background is clear and the moment is right.
My advice is to slow down a little. Take a good look at the area around you when you’re out shooting. Quietly watch your subject and move toward it slowly. When the light is good and the background is clear, you’ll know the moment has arrived. Go ahead. Take the shot and enjoy the moment! You’ve earned it.