Opportunity lost—well, not quite!

January 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
One day, I was walking leisurely on my way back from the end of a pier. As I often do, I had my camera around my neck with my telephoto lens attached. It was near sunset on a weekday and there were lots of people walking up and down the pier. Then all of a sudden, a bird landed about 12 feet in front of me. Prior lessons had taught me that such scenes quickly vanish. I slowly raised my camera and begin to focus in on the bird and took several shots. It suddenly jumped around on the post, facing the direction as pictured; I really got excited then. Because I had one eye closed and the other eye looking through the view-finder at the bird, I did not notice that a little boy had decided to run ahead of his family to charge at the bird, thus scaring it away. The kid was, well being a kid, so I could not fault him for scaring away my photo opportunity. However, I’m very thankful that I was able to capture some shots before the opportunity was lost.

 


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