Julie and I were photographing an Amish farm in Indiana yesterday when I was startled by a bird sitting on a wire next to me. So next to me that I had to back up a step to get a focus with my 70-300 mm lens. I think it might have flown there because I had detected a movement in the corner of my eye.
It just sat there – and I wondered if it was distressed by my presence. I knew I should walk away, but I really wanted a photo first. Usually small birds don’t sit still long enough for me to get sharp photos.