Scrambled egg and the secret of wildlife photography

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Let me ask you a question: Do you know how to make scrambled eggs?

That's a dumb question. Who wouldn't know?

I thought so too. Until I watched this recent video by Gordan Ramsay.

It took me 5 mins to watch it, 3 mins to try it in my kitchen. And oh my, it tastes sooooo much better than before.

My way of cooking scrambled eggs will forever be changed. And I can't wait to see the reaction from friends and family next time I cook for them.

8 minutes total was all it took.

All these years I've been doing it wrong, and I thought making scrambled egg was easy!

I used to think photography was easy too. Just aim the camera to the subject and press the shutter button. Why would one need to learn it?

I’ve been invited back as the judge for Nature Photographer Of The Year and Bird Photographer Of The Year contests.

Having seen hundreds of thousands of contest photo submissions now, I can see all the mistakes of most of the submissions from miles away.

Usually, just a few fixes in the field, such as changing the angle, composition and settings, and a few simple steps in post processing, and it’s done. And those photos could have won!

Just like knowing to use big fire, then remove the pan from the fire to stir the egg, change to small fire, plus the butter, and it made all the difference.

But the unfortunate thing is, the photographers will never know why their submissions didn't win.

They may guess the wrong reason and waste a lot of time perfecting something else that won't help them, or get frustrated and even give up.

I believe that one doesn't need to spend a lot of field time before they can get great photos. It's all about seeing opportunities from the mundane, and knowing how NOT to make simple mistakes.

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