I dearly would love to own a 500mm or 600mm canon lens. Money wise, I could buy one, but unless it makes me money I don't feel it right to lash out. So the alternate I have to play with is a 70-200mmf/2.8 and sigma 120-400mm. I am very happy with both lens. Obviously have a greater FL will be handy but what do you guys who don't own a 500mm plus do to get close.
The topic of this thread is what technique and strategy do you employ to get close to your subject. I spend last weekend quietly as best I could to get close to wildlife, but this stupid human just kept scaring the subjects away. At the moment I am photographing water birds.
Aside from birds, what other methods are used?
I have read on hides and wearing camo gear. I don't want to rely on shooting at zoos or aviaries as I did this a few months ago and felt like I was shooting fish in a barrel. The animals weren't wild enough.
Tips, tricks and honest advice would be appreciated. I am sure there are others on here in the same boat, dreaming of a $10000 lens but dont have the cash to flash.