Until I dropped my most expensive lens that is. Talk about heart break! I have it insured but still, the deductible makes me want to cry. So in despair I hung my head as we drove out of the park. My husband noticed a deer and began to point her out to me. Discouraged I brushed him off. You can tell I was in a grumpy mood by my response, “It’s just a deer.” When he followed up with, “this one has babies…”, I was immediately pulled out of my pity party and into photographer mode. For the second time that day I was chastising myself for leaving my nice zoom lens at home. I had tried to pack lite and force myself to learn to use the two lenses I brought. So putting my 50 mm lens (not ideal for wildlife!!!) I jumped out of the car. I crept closer and closer and marveled the whole time that this mother deer was being so generous to all of us that had stopped to photographer her fawns. I had already taken several picture when I realized she had three!!! These turned out to be my favorite images from the trip. And I will never again leave my zoom lens behind just so I don’t have to carry a backpack.
Babies just have a way of melting your heart and making you forget your troubles don’t they!