Story and photography by Ethan Meleg
Learning to critique your photos is fundamental to improving as a bird photographer. It’s OK to be hard on yourself and compare your photos against the best ones out there. I’ve been my own harshest critic since the day I started shooting photos and have used this as an important tool for getting better. After viewing tens of thousands of bird photos over the years, I’ve learned that a good bird photo, just like a fine meal, is made up of key ingredients. When you put them all together, the results can be awesome!