Miotke is a professional photographer who seems to actually enjoy taking photographs. His enthusiasm is evident throughout The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Nature Photography. He also understands that most of his readers do not have unlimited time or equipment budget.
The three themes running through this book are lighting, composition, and digital exposure; LCD for short. The first part of the book covers those three areas at an appropriate level of technical depth for a beginning photographer, or a beginning photographer who wants to improve his skills. The latter two-thirds of the book consists of basically case studies, showing mostly top-notch photographs and talking about the LCD principles applied.
If I had to own just one book about nature photography, this would be it.