The beauty part is that with digital photography you can get a good idea of how you're doing while you're at the location. Before digital, you could snap a couple hundred pictures without knowing if any turned out the way you'd hoped. Then, you'd have to wait for processing before you could see the final products of your efforts. It was costly and often frustrating. Now, with digital photography the wait time is minimized and you don't have to spend money developing pictures that you don't want. The trouble is that using digital cameras requires different techniques to get the most out of your work.
Picking up a full-spectrum guide to digital natural photography can save you some frustration by showing you tricks that will help you get the best pictures for various subjects, from sunsets to reptiles and everything in between. I suggest taking a look at Tim Fitzharris's National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography: Digital Edition. This book is a great guide that you can use as a resource for planning from home and take with you when you go out to take pictures.
Nature photography can be a very satisfying hobby, and with digital cameras it's much less expensive than with traditional film. Still, getting the best pictures in the great outdoors takes skill. Having a great guide can help you snap beautiful photos that you'll love to show off or enjoy from