The Bald Eagles are once again migrating through... it was this time last year I went out and purchased my beloved Sony A55. And then after trying to shoot the eagles from far away, I went out and purchased my Tamron 500mm lens. I've looked at my photos from then and compared them to now, and I can tell that I have gotten better. I know how to adjust the settings based on what I am shooting, and that helps. I hope to get better and better.... I still never feel like I have gotten the "perfect shot" when it comes to some things. Still hoping to get that "perfect" eagle shot. I might have had it... but it was out of focus. One thing photography teaches you...try, try, try again! You'll never have the same result twice!