Markus Varesvuo, Jari Peltomaki and Bence Mate. Three bad ass wildlife photographers who have compiled the most beautiful volume of bird related photographs I have ever seen. Okay, I have never actually seen bird photography book before, but it's pretty obvious that The Handbook of Bird Photography is the best one. Inside the authors enthusiastically share their knowledge and love of birds and nature photography. The pages are filled with advice on the best spots to photograph birds and how to set up for and capture the money shots under unpredictable conditions. They even throw in some technical advice regarding digital camera equipment and basic accessories. Every picture has a caption including where and when the photograph was taken, what type of camera was used and all of that f-stop, manual focus, photography jargon that many of you totally understand.
I'm sure you're all dying to know my favorite photographs of the bunch. I'm glad you asked. My favorites are hands down in the "Photographing at Nests" section where mama birds are feeding their little baby birds. These three photogs are super ambitious AND pretty fricken patient.