I Didn’t Get the Shot

Nothing at All

Saturday I did something a little different.  I visited most of my favorite places for photos without my camera.   Of course, as can be expected, every bit of wildlife living within 100 squares miles congregated on my chosen path to harass and laugh at me.

As I kayaked the osprey buzzed me.  I passed a small inlet that had a Great Blue Heron, a Great Egret and 6 Snowy Egrets all within a few feet of each other.  They looked at me for a second and went back to their business.

Hiking I passed a family of swan (2 adults, 5 young).  I could have touched them they were so close.

I do understand that when I point a big black cylinder (camera lens for those who choose to pretend ignorance) at a wild creature they seem to take notice and try to hide.  I don’t think it’s like a friend who always says, “don’t you dare!  I’m not wearing makeup and my hair’s a mess!”  I think it’s more, “that big stupid human is paying way too much attention to me.  I’ve heard they eat anything.  Oh, oh, he just pointed an object at me.  A human once pointed something at Uncle Bob and bang, it killed him.”

So when I go to post pictures of my week away, just be advised that I missed all of the best pictures because I didn’t have my camera with me on Saturday.  Why, some of the pictures I missed would put National Geographic to shame.  And you thought “the one that got away” was only for fishing or deer hunting.

Note, the photo at the top was not taken on the day I am talking about and actually really isn’t of nothing.  If you look closely you might see the kingfisher hidden in the weeds.  See detail at 100% resolution of original –

Kingfisher

Still can’t see it?  That’s why I chose this photo ; )

11 thoughts on “I Didn’t Get the Shot

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Or perhaps it’s “The Uncle Bob Effect”. “Man, I had the Uncle Bob Syndrome bad today. Every time I touched my camera all of the animals went scurrying.” “Tell me about it. That big telephoto always produces the Uncle Bob Effect.” Thanks for the comment

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  1. Karen

    Just take you kayak tour as what it was: a beautiful tour. Perhaps you even earned enough respect and/or trust for your next – photographic-wise equipped – tour. :-)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      You never know what you’re going to see when you’re out on the boat. I actually had a great time and just found it funny that i saw all types of things, like vultures sitting on the side of a tidal stream eating eels, that I normally don’t see.

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      1. Karen

        Is this Murphy’s law? As soon as you are ‘off mission’ you are presented with everything nature has to offer…
        This was/is the opportunity to write about it – and the tour will never be forgotten.

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  2. M-R

    Not Frustrated Friday, then … maybe Screaming Saturday (no synonyms that I know of). ;-)
    And I’ve done my best, but the kingfisher remains hidden to my eyes.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Click on the picture to see at at full posted resolution. In the exact center there is a post or dead tree. See it? No? OK, look at the clip I provided from the original. It’s still hard to see. That’s the reason I used this picture for something called “I didn’t get the shot”.

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