A Funny Thing Happened On the Way Home From the Show
I wanted to say, ‘A Funny Thing Happened On the Way Home From the Opera’ but it wouldn’t have been accurate! I was on my way home from a friend’s photography exhibit at the Palmyra Cove Nature Center which is adjacent to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. After seeing the photo exhibit I walked around the park for a bit with my 100-400mm lens attached hoping to find some nature subjects. I shot a few birds for practice but left without anything to show. I put my camera on the car seat next to me and left the park. As I was about to merge onto busy Highway 73 I looked to my right and noticed a doe and buck. I pulled over, rolled down the window and started shooting when I noticed the fur on the buck standing up and another buck appear from the woods. I have seen this behavior on TV nature programs but now I was getting a live show as the bucks fought for the doe. I was so close I was not able to get both deer entirely in the frame.
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