Last month we headed down to our favorite campsite, and I was eager to put my new Nikon Coolpix L110 to the test. I was hopeful for some good pictures of a white-tailed deer, and wouldn't you know that the very the first time I set off with my camera one jumped right in front of me across the road. Obviously I was caught extremely off guard, and had no hope of being able to set up my tripod in time for a good shot. I followed it to the edge of the woods, camera in-hand, and was able to get a few pictures before it bounded away deeper into the forest than I dared to venture. I walked away utterly disappointed in having missed such an ideal opportunity for some great shots. Before our trip was over, I had spent a good 30-45 minutes simply sitting against an old electrical pole waiting for another chance to photograph this beautiful animal; but I had no such luck.
I returned home disheartened at having no good deer pictures to share on my nature blog, but then as I began looking through them on the computer I realized that I did in fact walk away with a couple good deer photos after all. I suppose that 3 inch LCD screen on the back of my camera doesn't always give you the right impression of how a picture turned out. Anyway, here it is. It may not be spectacular, but I was nonetheless happy with it.
I was really happy with this shot I got of an opossum on our property. When you own ducks, you see more than your fair share of raccoons, opossums, foxes, etc. So far, the only one of those animals I've had luck photographing is this little guy, but hopefully that'll change soon!
Today we were helping some of our family move to their new home. It was a scorcher of a day (100+ degrees), and I guess this little guy just couldn't take the heat. He came and sprawled out on the porch just long enough for me to snap this picture, and then took off. My cousin proceeded to place a dishpan full of water on the deck in case he returned, but apparently he found refreshment elsewhere.