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On the Run
I woke up at 5 AM yesterday and could not fall asleep again so I decided to hurry out to some fields, where I have seen rhoe deer many times, to try to capture them in the first light. Just after parking my bike, before the sun rays had reached the ground, I saw this buck coming right at me and he obviously had not taken notice of me. I was panting and steaming after the bike ride so my viewfinder fogged up... Bugger! - I had the MF 300/2.8 on and now I could hardly see what to focus on. The deer passed right in front of me and didn't discover me until it actually had passed me at a distance of about 10 m. Of course, I took many photographs during the encounter, trying my best to focus in the low light with a foggy eye-piece...
Back home by the computer, my fears were confirmed - I got almost all pictures out of focus. Out of 14 images, only 2 of them were of acceptable focus and in one of those (the one consecutive to this one) I cut all four the legs...
Nevertheless, here is the one and only good picture that I got of the buck. It is the full frame so I was lucky that it was in this position, otherwise all of its extremities would not have fit in the frame.
As you see, also a blind chicken eventually finds a grain...
However, looking at hw good all the missed shots could have been reminded me of how badly I want* that ZD/90-250/2.8 zoom.
PS. Try pressing F11 if the image is too large for your screen.
* I would have written "need" if I was a professional wildlife photographer.
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