A good oops off is always respectable in my humble opinion, Houston. You did what most all of us have done in the past, but you have admitted it. Your shots are good, but I've seen better from you and understand why. You are now a good photographer and not simply a hobbyist, in my viewpoint and opinion. I expect good photos from you, very good photos, because I've seen that you are able. See what happens when you get better...it gets more challenging and you cuss more :lol:
But every cuss word that you toss out to mother nature is harvested and gleaned by the powers that be, in order to make you what you need to be, no longer good, but great, and, like Jake, you are on your way. I look forward to seeing more of your dynamic shots, whether you cuss when you take them or not.
My suggestion would be, cuss more, and get closer to those beautiful white birds.