After considerable self analysis, I have determined that I am neither scary nor obsessed with popularity. Both theories get put to the test regularly while photographing skittish animals.
Wildlife may tolerate my presence from a distance but only until I’m almost close enough to take a photo. Then the place clears out like I am a skunk that raised its tail. The longer my lens, the sooner this happens. I have no idea how they do all that math so quickly!
I could dress up in camouflage and hide but since I have also determined I am a confident person, I choose regular rejection instead.
I have learned to not take this personally. I just delete many photos of blurry animal butts rapidly leaving the scene. I will confess it gets tiresome watching wildlife flee as if their life depended on it. You would think I was scary!
But every once in awhile, a wild creature will be curious about what I am doing. That’s what happened with these two deer last week. As I walked around to find an unobstructed view, they turned to watch me and struck this interesting pose. In fading light, I had to quickly fire away before the young deer quickly lost interest and turned away.
Now it’s one thing to be wrongly perceived as a threat – it’s quite another to be considered boring. I wonder if there’s a support group for that?
I’m curious to find out what blog system you have been working with?
I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest site and I’d like to find
something more safe. Do you have any solutions?
Lyle Krahn says:
I’m on WordPress and overall it’s been good.