Over the years, I have realized that it's better to get one great shot each shoot than 5-10 good shots.
Tell me more, I still have 1000+ "good" horse shots to select and postprocess :-p ... but I intend to do a themed year documentary, so if I sub-select them according to "horses in autumn looking for water" not that much are left.
The problem with "very good" shots is that I cannot really specifically go for them with wildlife, but have to try for "good" and be lucky sometimes. With architecture, landscape, macro it's different - a lot of lighting, filter, camera (focus stack, hdr) and postprocessing setup *will* give you superior results.
I have also found that to do that, I'm better off staying with one animal for while vs. chasing lots of animals.
+1, that's why I'm always with the same horses so I can *anticipate* what they're going to do and prepare. Well, and I often visit some frogs, though they're not the exact same frogs it pays to know their habits.
Post-processing came more easily to my as I have a background in graphic design, but I feel like there's always more to learn.
I have developed my "style" and I'd say I'm also rather ok at it by now, it's justI cannot bulk-process wildlife but have to touch every single one by hand and apply some local filters (background cleanup, burning, dodging, vignette). This takes time, esp. with an outdated dual-core laptop, but often turns "yawn" into "good".
Also, you can always set LV to use "quick" mode, which I'm pretty sure works with EOS Utility as well.
It's known as the "shutter killer" but I guess with a 1d it's less critical - and you're correct, for ML lv has to be turned on that drains the battery quickly. If I'd use this, I'd get a battery grip, also for wifi.
True, and what I'm really hoping for are shots like these from Art Wolfe
Well, his postcard style often looks too hdr-ish and over-processed to me, but then again I know I'm too much on the neutral for some people's taste. Interesting site though, esp. for comparing my horse/frog shots (and I think I can compete with some).
Concerning the scenes you posted, the seal & esp. lions are great and what you can really do with wifi (or tethered), but the turtle would be unnecessary and difficult to frame via remote even if it moves slowly (proof: horizon problem). But I often see polar bear shots done by remote (like http://artwolfe.photoshelter.com/gallery/Polar-Bears/G0000BBQopsTJpsg
), there recently even was a cinema documentary about it.