Not at all bothered

It’s always satisfying when you patiently stalk a subject for that elusive photograph. When the creature gets close you take as many photos as you can before it notices you, or flies off. But sometimes they just don’t care.

This batch is from the River Ness in Inverness. This heron (Ardea cinerea) got closer, and closer, and I was thrilled to get some photos, even if they poor evening light makes them it a bit grainy. Then it got so close I could have reached out and touched it. It knew I was there. It just didn’t seem to care. I was miffed.

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  1. Earlier this year I spotted a brightly coloured emperor moth resting on a wall in the Peak District. I carefully moved closer, changed lenses and set up my tripod… then discovered it was dead!

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