In Stunning Photos: European Bird Photographers Talk About Their Trade (Slideshow)

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What does it take to be a great birdwatcher? A lot of patience. A sense of purpose, of mission. A good bit of luck. Humor and humility. Enjoy birdwatching from the comfort of your armchair -- and take a peek into the souls of the birdwatchers who brought back these pics -- with this gallery of gorgeous bird photos by professional photographers from all corners of the European continent for the Wild Wonders of Europe project. Those who would like to try their own luck in the wilderness might learn a trick or two.

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