Animals at close range
Have you ever had problems with shooting wild animals at close range? Well if you want to picture an animal you have to know at least a few things about her; when does it come out of shelter or whatever (usually early morning or at twilight), what sense does it have advanced(eyes, smell, hearing) and so on...
but i want to tell you a little trick about shooting birds or wild animals. Lets say you're on a meadow waiting for birds (not predators). If you have wireless trigger you can put the camera on a small tripod or whatever you have to hold the camera.
Then you put a piece of ghillie suit over it to camouflage it and put some bait in front of it so the birds or any other animal you're shooting will come in the shooting zone. When you set it all up, you can hide somewhere, where the animals wont see you. You can use also just a natural colored cloth and put something natural over it
for camouflage instead of ghillie. When shooting animals that have excellent smell, the camouflage must not have the smell of human. You can leave it outside for a few days to get rid of the smell. When the animal comes in front of camera, just trigger it with your wireless trigger. I wish you good luck and a lot of patience!