Photography is one of the many things I wish I could do better. However, I suspect that what I need is not just more patience, skill and practice, but also some fancy, and maybe expensive, equipment.
While I work on those things, I'll direct you to the fabulous San Francisco Citizen, who posts regularly about all kinds of SF related stuff, including some truly fabulous pictures. Lately they've covered foxes, damselflies and some pretty graphic bird poops.
Please, pay them a visit.