Monday, February 4, 2013
Crazy Things Happen in Wildlife Photography
Before finishing the first can of iced coffee, even before 8AM, there I was.
The cell-phone tells me I missed a call and have an answer memo.
Even if I could hear, I wouldn't answer the dang thing.
When some strange wild critter shows up, right at the front office door, I gotta gettum.
People driving down the highway and, walking by wonder what's going on.
Three cameras, clicking away, clothes strung out over the sidewalk and, I'm talking to a bug.
For over three hours, I was watching this thing, being born.
Close to 1,000 photos were downloaded from the cameras and I'm still developing them.
After another three hours of research online, I gave up.
Five photos of the critter were sent off to the Bug ID experts and I got one reply.
Someone told me ( I ain't making this up ) "The best option to identify is rear it".
The thing is in a cage, right now. But, I have no idea what to feed it.
Hopefully, it eats dirt. That's what I threw in there with it.
Once a positive ID is made, I'll show everybody some pictures of the critter.
Anybody who wants to be a wildlife photographer should know something.
Crazy things happen to you. Be prepared.