This bird was sitting on the wire Friday night when I went to take the sunset/moonrise photos. I didn’t stop on my way because I didn’t want to miss the sunset and moonrise. But he was still sitting there on my way home, and although there wasn’t much light, I stopped. I had to crank my ISO up as high as I could to get any photo at all. I got out of my car to get as close as I could. Still, the photos were nothing but a silhouette with a lot of grain.
When I take photos, I get totally immersed in what I’m doing and often don’t pay attention to what’s going on around me. In the recesses of my brain I heard a dog barking but it wasn’t until he was charging toward me that I realized he was coming after me. I did a quick mental calculation on whether I could get to my car before the dog got to me . . . it was a close calculation. Lucky for me, the dog stopped within the borders of his yard – maybe they had an invisible fence. But it sure got my adrenaline flowing.
I took these from the safety of inside of my car. 🙂