Today my dad decided thathe can't stand his mother and his mother-in-law any longer during the christmas time, he grabbed my zenith, a roll of black and white film, he grabbed me and we drove about half an hour to take a few pictures. Fortunately, during the night the snow had fallen so everything was white. I took a few pictures but I'm happy with only one. i did a lot of postprocessing (and I hate it) but I like the way the photo turned out. so here it is: 1. 2. this one was converted to B&W 3. we were walking though the woods and i found this spot: 4. the sky was very dramatic: 5. and here is the last one. And I need an advice... mostly from Raymond and other bird lovers, bird photogs... I was standing just below the tree, and this bird wasn't far far away... and even though I took this picture on 300 mm zoom. so... what do you guys do to have so wonderful bird pictures? do you climb up the tree? I know I know... the last one is very lame noob picture ... a snapshot... but I want to know what do you guys do and of course comments on the first one appreciated!