The last time I had this much attention focused on me, I was taking media calls during a crisis affecting my former company. Let me explain.
The lowering sun finally brought out a mule buck to a distant ridge. It was just the two of us on a quiet nite. He focused intently while I found a space between the trees to shoot. After a long gaze, he slowly wandered off into the bush.
I quickly moved to the other side of the ridge and found him again. He watched me closely as I took more photos.
Though he was quite far off it became almost uncomfortable as he stood motionless staring me down. This was definitely gawking. Nevertheless, the experience was much more enjoyable than answering probing media questions. It definitely helps to be on the fun side of the camera lens!
The setting sun soon disappeared and I decided it was time to do the same.
Later as I was driving, the thot occurred to me that perhaps I was a little vain. Truth be told I had never looked behind me to see if there was a fine-looking doe strutting her stuff. I guess I’ll never know.