21 February – Camera shy

Murphy’s law freshly redefined:
try to capture wild creatures in time
with any kind of focused lens
to remember or share with friends.
Just as you frame the shot,
they’ll fly or dart or flee,
this is a recurring trend
I can completely guarantee.
Today, a plucky sparrowhawk
was happy to let us stand and gawk,
until we tried to take his picture,
when he quickly enforced the “no photo” stricture.

21 February - Camera shy