The Baylands Preserve in Palo Alto, California, is regarded as one of the premiere spots for avian photography on the west coast. It's a great place to take pictures of birds... ... and to take pictures of people taking pictures of birds. View attachment 91310 After I took that picture, I walked over and engaged the photographer in a discussion about birds, gear, and technique. He was friendly, knowledgable, and though he was shooting upper end Canon gear, was the furthest thing imaginable from a gear snob. That snap, drew the following comments in my pbase gallery. So I visited his website, and I was. http://www.armaniphotography.com/index.htm I sent Marcus a note with a link to my candid of him, and received a very generous invitation to go birding and visit some of his favorite shooting sites. I'll have to think about that, as I don't have the gear for BIF photography, but I'll look forward to meeting up with him at Baylands again.