This is what happens when a Great Blue pretends he doesn’t see you. It’s actually the reverse of what photographers do to keep a subject calm.
So, here he is pushing past.
At this point I’m not sure if I should continue with his game or chance another shot. Obviously I took the shot. However, I had to change my camera settings, and lens focus switches all while he is slowly pushing by. I really need a much smaller lens for things like this.
The scene this morning;
The trail is narrow here, above you can see water. There is mucky swamp behind my back foot. I’m as far as I can go on my side.
You never want to bother a wild animal when out there. What are the rules about bothering a wild photographer though?
Below is how we finally had to share our small space.
I’m leaning on the tree… he obviously can see me standing here.
It doesn’t seem to matter because he’s here and wants the trail too.
The funny thing was after I let him go by he was going so slow that I finally passed him. I noticed two people on another trail watching the whole thing, and laughing.
Magnolia Plantation Swamp Rookery.