I am always asked, "How do you get them to look at you"?
Well, it's simple. I always have my camera with me. It is always ready with a strong (400mm) lens attached. It is prefocused (roughly at about 300 feet. I have the aperture preselected and the shutter speed set for the current conditions. A few test shots every now and then will confirm this. And most importantly, keep the camera awake. I know it uses battery power, however, the animal or bird will not sit patiently while you are waiting for the camera to activate itself.
That way when you trip onto a critter, or they trip onto you all you need to do is aim and click with only a slight focus adjustment.
You usually have enough time to gather a shot or two before they hear smell or see you. Now here's the anwer to the question above. - When they first see you, an animal will pause and process what it sees for a second or two. It will be looking directly at you while doing this. Keep shooting and hope like hell you have it focused and exposed properly. (ha)
Happy shooting this weekend. I have proof that smiling looks good on a person. So, smile while enjoying this weekend.
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