Monday, September 06, 2010

Capturing the Moment

Gee Dad, will I really get big like you?

Wildlife photography is all about "capturing the moment", a fleeting moment when light, subject, and expression come together in a special way.

A herd of deer feeding in a meadow is certainly picture worthy and a good portrait of an individual animal is nothing to sneeze at but the very best shots happen when something a little out of the ordinary occurs.

Capturing the interaction between animals requires close observation and constant readiness.  Relaxing for even a moment can result in the photographer seeing the "perfect shot" and watching it pass while trying to make the required camera settings.

10 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is perhaps the most touching picture of deer I have ever seen.I love it.
Blessings,Ruth

Robin said...

The whole family! Wonderful shot.

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous shot and great caption. You sure captured the moment!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Coy, this is just so wonderful, what a great timely capture, just one of those sweet moments in nature and you captured it perfectly. Bravo~

Chad Oneil Myers said...

"Yes, son, you will. And if you're lucky, you'll get to chase a lot of does and have some big fights to almost the death with other bucks. Yup, it's the sweet life!"

Brad Myers said...

Just a perfect shot Coy, from the beautiful big rack buck to the spotted fawn interacting. The lighting looks like it was great for you and the doe and morning ground fog add to it.

And yes I am one of those guys that has missed the perfect photo many times. I just kepp telling myself that at least I got to see and experience it when that happens.

JimB said...

Love it

Meggie said...

Such a fine looking family! It seems to epitomize your blog title.

The Early Birder said...

I hate to think how many times we miss these magical opportunities. So glad you were concentrating Coy.

Amy said...

Awesome.