Anglers frequently tell about "the one that got away".
Well, it can happen to photographers as well.
At Charlecote last Saturday, I spotted this one deer, standing on its own (which always help with composition), nicely framed by trees, the light was perfect. Just one problem - it was facing away from me.
Be patient, I thought. It will turn. I waited, camera trained on it, for probably 10-15 mins and the damn thing would not turn.
I even tried the trick of coughing; a very positive, quite loud, pronounced cough. He twitched his ears but that was all. It was almost as if he was talking to me; saying yes I know you are there but I'm not bothered about you but I am a bit concerned about this other family which have wandered up over the other side. Sure enough, mum, dad and two youngsters, all in bright winter clothing were watching him from the path by the lake.
Then, another deer wandered over and into the shot. And then they both strolled off slowly together.
Moment gone. No pic.
Reason to go back to Charlecote again.