Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A caveat*

Photographing terns on a nude beach requires careful cropping.

 ; )

So my dilemma was this: resist the opportunity to photograph the royal terns, laughing gulls, willets and black-bellied plovers loafing together in the sunshine at Playalinda Beach on the Cape Canaveral National Seashore or bare (tee hee!) with the discomfort of using a camera amid a bunch of naked people.

I chose the assumption that those folks wouldn't mind the long-as-my-arm telephoto lens so long as I didn't ever point it directly at them. I never figured on them to walk purposefully, almost, and repeatedly through my frame. Or to approach me, full-frontal(!), to talk camera gear.

What was I thinking!!!

Never again, never again.

Lesson learned.

*parts of this photo have been excessively blurred in deference to the comfort of readers.


Larry said...

Nice photo of the terns! It makes for an interesting photo because not one of them is showing interest
in the nude person walking by. They're all turned in the other direction

Floridacracker said...

Those terns are just being polite by not looking at that naked guy.
He's obviously molting.

Rabbits' Guy said...

I think this is a first ...

Nature in the Burbs said...

Very funny post

silverlight said...

jersey girl. please, put up a diff pic.

LauraHinNJ said...

Done, silverlight... sorry!