My preference is gravitating more towards the habitat type style, where I can frame the bird in its natural environment - which gives it a lot more context (although I have appreciation for portrait and birds in flight as well). Melissa's tips are really helpful, especially getting your 'point of view' right - ie. eye level with the bird, which often requires you to get down and 'dirt'. Looking back at my earlier work I can see the impact which this make as opposed to my many 'birds up in the tree' images, which are 'good' but really quite arbitrary! Looking to upgrade my D300 to a D850 as I am finding the D300 to be slow. Blessed to bae some good lenses - 200-400MM f/4, 600MM f/4 and 70-200 f/2.8, with 1.4x convertor.