I have a 100-400L coming (bringing my novice equipment total to a 10-22,24-105,and 100-400), and will primarily use it for nature/wildlife shooting on my hikes (basically everything I see.....lol).
I must confess it was all of your fantastic posts (and the unofficial poll results) that convinced me to go with this lens, however, I am truly amazed at how you get such stunning pictures of birds in flight at distance. To me this seems to be one of (if not the) the most difficult tasks in photography. Thus learning the techniques you use would help in anything (sports etc)?
Can you please recommend any books, texts, websites and etc. (especially lens specific data) that would be a good resource for a novice? Dont get me wrong, Ive been compiling endless data from Google searches, but thats not the same as a recommendation from someone who walks the walk So much to learn..........