A most exciting chance encounter

This afternoon, walking with the dogs, I noticed a fresh dear trail in the snow, which we started to follow. A few meters away, the deer was standing foraging for food under the snow, curious and cautious, the dogs walk until a few meters away from the deer. We must have come under the wind, since the deer did not notice us, until…

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… Vovve started barking. And immediately, the deer run away, tailed by the two dogs.

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There is absolutely zero chances for the dogs to get to the deer, it is simply much faster. After a few jumps, it is already far away in the wood.

On a more technical point of view, this illustrates the challenge for photographing wild life, as a photographer, you get a few miliseconds, to frame and focus the picture. Your best hope is actually to take pictures in burst, and hope that something good comes out of it. The first picture I took was completely blured, for the second one the camera had focused on trees (see the first picture above), then I got a couple of shots with the deer running, in all kind of strange positions, or dogs hidden by trees.

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