Heck of a day today at work. The wife and girls were away when I got home, and I had an hour or two to myself. I had planned on kicking back with a beer, and to be honest had no idea for – and frankly no interest in – making an image for the day.
Apparently when necessary, the Muse provides. As I grabbed a bag of pretzels, I noticed a dinner party forming outside the kitchen window. Since we live in Bambi’s forest anyway, visiting animals aren’t that much of an oddity. This deer however was bolder than most, and was literally standing feet from my window.
As I pondered whether or not to get the camera, he was joined by a friend.
Shortly thereafter another guest arrived. I figured if they were going to have a dinner party right there in my yard, the least I could do was provide photographic services. They enjoyed themselves for some time before departing.
Shortly after the party wrapped up, this guy appeared. He was unfortunately late, late, for a very important date.
I realize the focus on this guy is a touch soft. By the time he showed it had started getting dark. I was fretting over raising ISO levels to catch the shot and missed the fact that my focus was a tad off. I considered leaving the image out, but the poor guy missed the party as it was, it just didn’t seem right to leave him out of the pictures too.