This morning my beautiful wife Anita called on her cell right after she left the house to tell me that a 6-point buck was standing at the end of our street. I grabbed the Nikon and managed to get this shot as he shot by me heading for the woods:
- Well, it wasn’t a bad shot, but a faster shutter speed would have completely frozen the action. Still, I was happy with it…I mean we see female deer all the time, but stags are a much more infrequent occurence. So, I went off tracking the buck into the woods hoping I might get lucky and get a second shot. I practiced my stalking:
No sudden movements
No direct eye contact
Never moving directly at him, only diagonally.
- And you know what? It worked! This guy started getting used to me and let me approach to within 2o feet when I was able to pop off this frame.
In a few minutes, he headed out to a clearing and posed for me in front of a little pond. He decided to take his leave of me then, so I headed back to the house for some breakfast. On the way, I came upon a small field and surprised this doe.
As I turned to leave, her fawn darted across the field to join her.
All in all, not a bad way to start a day. Sometimes that saying on the t-shirts is true: ‘Life is Good.!’