|99% of the decent photographs that I take is down to preparation - lens choice, focus distance, location, mode (Av/Tv), exposure. The other 20% is luck.
However, even setting out the best laid plans you know that you are always going to have the wrong lens, be in the wrong place, in the wrong mode. Fortunately, modern day cameras are so darned clever that they make photography easier.
Unfortunately, this month I don't think I will have time for anymore animal/nature pictures - too much urban work to do this month.