My “serious” photography adventures have me lugging a couple of cameras and a few lenses into the wild outdoors.
A long lens lets me capture four footed or slow moving animals in the field easily if I remember to be patient.
I’ve found that capturing flying birds with a camera are one of the most challenging endeavors. Fast moving birds are difficult to track with a long lens and using a shorter lens produces smaller subjects in the image.
I’ve thrown away countless images of wildlife that were blurry, poorly exposed, badly composed, etc. Below are a few that I’ve kept over the years.