The Locals

I'm supposed to be packing for a trip to Canada and finishing edits for a (someone else's) book, and here I am posting a blog. I'm going to justify this indiscretion by the necessity of having an extended coffee session (then tea, then coffee, then...). 

I may have mentioned on a number of occasions that much of the wildlife photography I do specifically around town occurs, gasp!, on dog walks! These are some of the typical non-predatory representatives we encounter: 


The latter is, of course, not the greatest idea. For our canine friends, this kind of wildlife is akin to dangling a dark Czech beer in front of a man on a hot summer day. In other words, it makes standing still with a giant telephoto lens somewhat tricky, but sometimes multitasking is necessary. (It's a woman thing.)