Please don't ruin the photo moment for othersby Deidre Heindl on 08/02/10
There have been so many times that I came across wildlife and as soon as I raised my camera, other people rudely swarm the scene and begin doing rude things and making noises. Not only will this usually spook the animal, it ruins the moment for the rest of us. I understand the excitement of finding wildlife that others have passed by. All I ask is that you be respectful of the people around you, and of the animal. Please be conscientious of the fact that you all want a clear view of the animal to take photos of it and none of you want to spook it away. So kneel down, take your photos and slowly step aside again. Do not make any fast or jerky movements and do not make noises.