I got out duck hunting this weekend and fortuantly I brought my camera along as the birds that were in season, wern't where I wanted them to be, but there were plenty of ducks around that were out of season that I got a chance at photographing. After taking the pictures, and getting them home, I couldn't help but to see how snapshoty they were. Examples: So now I'm scratching my head. Understanding that a good photograph needs to have real thought behind it, a subject, and set up, it needs to tell a story.....How do you go about doing that when you are photographing wild animals. I have no idea when or where these birds are coming... they could be there for a second and gone. While using an effective decoy spread and setting up into the wind correctly, I can directly them into a general vacinity, I can't get it exact. And the best time of day for these birds are right at sunrise or sunset so lighting is shotty at best, and there isn't a snow balls chance in Hell I would even consider using a flash. What can I do? Are there any tricks to photographing completely unpredicitble wild life? Is it something I just have to shoot hundreds of times looking for that one good shot? Even then, isn't it just a lucky "snap shot"?