I cannot give any new revolutionary tricks to make the Photography easier, or more successful, but can just emphasize the Basics, that even salted Photographers sometimes overlook in their Haste to make a special image!
Keep the lens and Camera as still as Possible.
The longer the lens the more important. Remember the Reciprocity Rule! Not under 1/300s for 300mm Lens Handheld.
Know your Camera settings, without looking at dials.
It helps a lot when things Hot up, and you need that shot!
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, if you want to take Motion shots.
Even if you shoot pets running or wheel caps of passing cars. Be careful!