…when nature comes to you!
Have you ever experienced a welcome approach from nature’s critters when you’re not even trying to approach them? Serendipity!
When the fawns were first making their appearance last month, which is the usual time they are born here, I selected a spot in our backyard where I could sit with my camera and zoom lens, and hopefully get some photos. Unexpectedly, two sibling fawns that were only a few days old started walking towards me. I didn’t try to approach them; I didn’t extend my hand out to them; I just stayed in my spot taking photos.
One fawn seemed very curious about this two-legged creature with a funny box in front of her face, and came in for a much closer look. Inquisitive Bambi came so close to me that my camera couldn’t focus in for a photo! Now how often does that happen! (Usually my problem is that they are too far away to get a good photo.) She/he was just over a meter (four feet) away from me. The other sibling maintained more distance and came as close as about three meters away.
I find the same thing with some of the birds in our yard, especially the hummingbirds, chickadees and scrub jays. When we don’t try to approach them, they come closer to us. Some of the hummingbirds get close enough for me to capture a photo with a macro lens…and just a few days ago, hubby and I were on our back deck talking when a chickadee landed on his shoulder! I wish I had my camera with me at that time!
This is for the letter “H” Story Challenge by Frizztext, to share a short story or reflection, even an aphorism using a word tagged with each letter of the alphabet.
I used a texture on this photo to soften the background and focus more on the fawn.
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