Here's a very simple outdoor photography tip, but one that can be very effective.
When you see a potential subject, take a deep breath, relax, and take a nice walk around the subject. You may be surprised at new photo possibilities when you look at a subject from different angles (and with different lenses).
After two short walks . . .
The top right image was a surprise! It looks as though the kestrel has eyes in the back of its head (to ward off predators, no doubt.) I had never seen a photo like this before.
The bottom right picture was also a surprise. I noted an interesting rock formation while hiking in the Alabama Hills, CA, but the foot did not reveal itself until I followed my own advice about walking around a subject.
Explore the Light,
P.S. If you play golf: Playing golf is a great way to ruin a walk on a nice day :-)