Sunday, 19 February 2012
This shot of three stags in a row worked better in my head than it did in practice. I thought that the two out of focus stags in the background would make for an interesting effect. As it is I think they are slightly distracting. Wondering now if I should have gone for a wider depth of field. Or picked out the middle one. Thoughts anyone?
Saturday, 11 February 2012
The light was stunning, and the weather bracing. Initially there was not much around. Until I turned a corner and spotted two young foxes on the reed-bed. I took a couple of record shots through the trees and then set about stealthily moving to a better position with an uncluttered view.
The nearer of the two foxes saw me and meandered off. The second fox seemed more relaxed. It spotted me as well - but allowed me to get to a better vantage, take a series of shots and then pop a tele-converter onto the lens to take a few more.
Finally it bored of being the centre of attention and it too wandered off - but not before glancing back and giving me the best shot of the series. Probably the best extended wildlife encounter in my local park!