The sun was already well below the horizon and the evening air was a deep chill, when I made a last second decision to take a sharp turn into a former farm, now a 365 acre conservation area, in a nearby town. Ten mile of trails beckoned and I planned to only go far enough to be able to turn and get back to the parking lot before I lost the light completely. In other words, not far.
Not 100 feet down the trail, something dark grey caught my eye against the light grey sky. I kept walking but slowly, and this fellow eyed me intently, turning his head just enough to follow my path.
I stopped. He stopped. I stared. He stared.
But I got the best of him. You see, I had a camera.
Sony NEX 6, manual exposure, f/5.6, 1/80s, ISO 2000. Edited in LR 4.