Saturday, June 8, 2013
June 8, 2013 Adventures are where you find them........
Got going up the trail. I was slowing down by a beaver pond to watch for a moose. Just up the road, a deer was standing. OK. I slowly drove toward her, thinking maybe there were fawns. She proceeded to run up the road in front of me. Hmmm. Didn't see wolves of fawns. Still....she ran up the road at 10-12 mph ahead of me for a good mile and then turned off on a forestry road. What the heck....never had that happen before. There were plenty of nice places she could have gotten off the road. Oh yes, when I first started following the deer, a rabbit came tearing out of the woods and ran in front of me too!
I got to my turn off and started across to the next leg of the trip. Just when I was slowing to stop by the little lake, I saw a cow moose standing between the road and the beaver dam. Well, she was in to the woods before I could even stop, what's more pick up the camera. I stopped, opened the window and listened. She was in the woods there....but, I couldn't see her. I took a photo of the lake with its nice reflections. I was pretty focused on watching to see whether she would show herself again or if she had calves. All of a sudden, I saw a moose swimming across the lake from the island to the shore she was on, only a lot farther down the lake. I grabbed my 400 mm lens to put on but wasn't sure I could do it that fast. That moose was moving! So, I just used the 18-200 lens I had on and took this. The bull hit shore and off in to the woods....never saw it again either. So far, my adventure is being productive in seeing things, anyway.....even if I am not properly prepared! I thought I was. I always put the lens on the camera I think I am most likely to be needing while driving and possibly getting a quick shot. Well......doesn't always work that way.
I made up my mind right then and there.....no more leaving the camera.....just because! Sheesh....but that is irritating. Of course....given I always will carry the camera now.....I won't see as much....right!
Anyway, the main thing is, I get to see some of this stuff. I can't tell you how many times, over the years, I have see really neat stuff...and, no camera. It is still very vivid in my memory because of what the incident was. That is special.
Well, was going to leave you with one final shot of Shadow, my pet deer, standing in the cherry blossoms. My internet connection won't upload it right now. So, we will see if this will post and I will continue on this another time. :)