I always carry my compact camera when I walk but often in the woods, for wildlife close up, it struggles to focus on the thing I want it to. If there is even a blade of grass between me and the subject it will want to focus on that! Today was one of those days when I wished I had my 'big camera' with me. To be able to manually expose and focus on the little vole that we spotted peaking out of its hole would have taken this photo to a whole new level.
As it is though I was chuffed when my husband saw it dart down the hole and even more elated when we watched it gently inch closer to the entrance again, sniff the air, hesitate, sniff, and eventually poke it's head right out. I had to slowly manoeuvre myself to one side to get a clear view and I'm happy with the shot. Note to self - take the Nikon next time!