Author Topic: Close encounters

sam

Close encounters
« on: June 30, 2019 »
I was trying out a new light - actually an old one found hibernating in the loft yesterday - and it must have worked pretty well, because I spotted this little guy early one morning:



He was a willing enough model. After putting away my camera camera (which I started carrying after being stuck with a phone camera for an encounter with a pair of runaways last month), I went back to check on his progress. When he wasn't immediately visible, I became horrified that I had rewarded his patience by squashing him. Fortunately not. So I helped him across the road, which must seem like an ocean of tarmac on that scale. He wee’d* on my cycling glove, possibly in gratitude.



It reminded me of another King Kong encounter:



I don't recall the circumstances, though that looks like a gardening glove.

* Past tense of wee is woe, according to one wag on the web

sam

Re: Close encounters
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019 »

Obvious caption

sam

Re: Close encounters
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019 »
Q: Why did the badger cross the road?
A: To laugh at me from behind the hedge as I fumbled to get my camera out of the saddlebag in time. As if I ever had a chance.


sam

Re: Close encounters
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019 »
Another early morning hopper, outside my front door then off on a jungle adventure.





What can I say, I’m fond of creatures that wouldn’t have required the services of Eadweard Muybridge. Here he is again, some weeks later, also calling at home:


We're not even related! Don't be toadist. Do we all look the same to you?

sam

Re: Close encounters
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019 »

Could it be…?
 

Yes, caught you!


Not exactly wildlife photographer of the year stuff. Even though I had a camera reasonably handy, it just wasn’t handy enough.

Actually was a four badger night, two of whom were caught mid-assignation in the middle of the road.

sam

Re: Close encounters
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2019 »

Alpaca not impressed with my camera's hunt for focus.

A few mornings later, watching the sunrise and his charges.