Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Ferdinand wild life photographer!

"You can't do that Ferdinand."
"Did you say something oh striped one?"
"Yes Ferdinand, I did. I said you can't do that."

"I'm just about to publish my article so if you don't mind."
"Well yes Ferdinand I do, 'cos it's not an honest account."
"Are you calling me dishonest?"
"Well Ferdinand if you're lying then you're a liar!"
"I don't lie."
"Don't you publish that then. We'll lose all our credibility Don't push that butto..."

I'm trying to capture a photo of that frog. But every time I get near he ducks! I've got a trillion snaps of green water.

This calls for a plan.

I tie some leaves to my head Crawling stealthily, approaching my quarry, nearer and nearer. I can see him. I just need one good shot. I pause. I listen.

Patience and stealth the art of the hunter. Not far to go. He moves. Am I down wind? Or is it up wind? Well whatever wind it is I hope it's blowing the right way. I stay still. Not breathing.

My heart beating faster in my chest.
Nearly there.
My finger is poised over the trigger. I inch forward. Ready. And Steady.
I have him in my sights. He's so close I could touch him.

Got him.

Ferdinand: Wildlife photographer.


Anonymous said...

Ferdinand, it sounds as though you've got it pretty good where you live. As a former homeless ginger cat myself, I understand the pleasure of being waited on hand and foot. Glad to meet you, mate!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, that a rather silly looking frog! Must be one of those south american frogs that they've just discovered, or was that african? Either way, it's rather odd....

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Hee hee, you're a good photographer, Ferdinand!!

Dolly. EDITOR said...

Hello Zippy Sadie and Speedy,
have you noticed the silly expression, very much like Ferdinand's stupid grin, and if that frog was orange...

Hello Kelly
Ooooh you are very handsome, I'm Dolly. Pleased to meet you, very pleased.

Hello Smeagol Strider, Mystery and Gizmo too,
Ferdinand has a big enough head (see portrait top right) without being told he's a good photographer too. Every snap he's taken of me has my head cut off!