Ithaca, NY, USA
It was fall and leaves were starting to turn. I was out for a walk in the morning, my camera hanging from my shoulder aiming to capture fall foliage colors. As I walked past an area where a few deadheads of sunflowers still remained on the stalks, I noticed a pair of Blue Jays fly in, pick the seeds, land on a nearby fence post to eat the seeds, and then fly back into the trees. I knew they would be back to pick more seeds and next time they did that, I had my lens pointed exactly at the right place. Bird photography is often being prepared at the right time at the right place.