Moonlit Hide & Seek

May 06, 2017  •  8 Comments

 

Well after sunset, in the darkness lit up by a three quarter moon, a beaver dove under a thicket along the opposite bank of the clearwater ditch. I could see slight movement under the branches, but I could not make out the beaver. I pushed up the ISO on my camera, and with a steady hand, I aimed my trusty telephoto lens at the thicket and snapped a few shots. I stood on the bank and waited as the gloom settled in. Once the beaver finally decided it was safe to venture out, I watched and focused on him until he was completely stretched out — the sound of my shutter caused him to make a quick about face. As he dove under the thicket, he slapped his tail against the water before he slipped under the branches. I waited for a few more minutes, but the darkness settled in, and our game of hide and seek in the moonlight was over.

 

 

 

 


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Thanks, Julie!
Julie(non-registered)
Well done! That's what I call a splash!
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Thanks, Lavinia!
Lavinia Ross(non-registered)
It was a beautiful moon last night., and I love these tales and photos of various critters you come across on your walks. That moon looks close enough to fly to!
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Thanks Pepe!
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