By S. J. Brown
Okay so maybe the title is a little deceptive. I am sure most of you are looking forward to stories about how clumsy I am when I am focused on a critter. Sorry that isn’t today’s subject.
Instead I am focusing on the changing seasons. I’m sure most people think summer time is prime time for photographing wildlife, not this summer. When it the temperature hits the upper 90’s most of us are hot, cranky and generally in a bad mood. Critters feel the same way. Approaching a cranky deer can get you charged, or stomped by those powerful hoofs.
Bears are large, strong, and have massive claws and some nasty teeth as well. They don’t like the heat either. A large bird just trying to stay cool doesn’t want to pose for a picture. They can show their irritation by swooping down and attacking with their razor sharp talons.
So I spent most of my summer approaching smaller critters less dangerous critters. I added shots of, some passive shore birds, butterflies, squirrels, ducks, and frogs.
Now that the hot oppressive heat of summer is gone and Fall has arrived I am ready to go. It’s time for me to head to the woods. This time of year the vibrant fall leaves make a great backdrop for critter photos.
So I have pulled out my sweatshirts, purchased back up batteries and extra film for the camera and I am heading to the woods. I may stop along the river’s edge and visit a lake or two in the early morning hours. When most of you are having that second cup of coffee I will be zooming in on my next subject.
As you munch on your lunch Jay and I will be discussing where we want to be just before sunset. As you settle in for the evening I will be heading home with a number of new images and some happy memories of the day.
Enjoy the cooler temperature of fall and take a few minutes to let the colorful array of colors Mother Nature give us this time of year engulf you. No Fall isn’t my favorite season, but it does come in second. What is your favorite season ?
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