I like to take at least a picture a day and some days you just don't get anything you're all that happy with. My bird shots just aren't all that sharp. I find by the time it took to get a tripod the bird would be gone and then I don't have a great lens for taking bird shots. But I still like taking them anyway, especially when you catch them doing something funny and they often do. Having a terrier around chasing and barking doesn't help either. But hey, it's fun!