A Little Mishap

Hello friends,


I thought I would check in and say hello.

I’ve been working on a few projects around the house,  just haven’t gotten around

to photographing them yet.

In the meantime we’re just loving the beautiful sunshine we’ve been having here.




Today.. I thought I would share with you my somewhat scary, and expensive trip to the wildlife prairie. 


Earlier last month, while we were at the lake cottage, the husband and I decided to take our

cameras and try to get a few close up shots of Elk at the nearby Elk and Bison Prairie.


Visitors can enjoy a 3.5 mile loop ride and the Buffalo and Elk roam freely within a

700 acre enclosure. 




After we had driven the loop, and through the electric gates

to go home,  we

noticed a group of Buffalo grazing close to the fence.




We stopped, and I walked over to the fence to take a few close-ups.

Mr. Buffalo suddenly decides he doesn’t want his picture taken, and when he starts to charge at me,

I  definitely wanted more space between us than a chain length fence.


I turned around to run, tripped and fell, yep….right on top of my DSLR Nikon camera, that just happened

to have my husbands new lens attached!




(Albert’s probably going to be the closet thing to wildlife that I photograph in a while.)

To make a long story short, my camera was definitely broken, but the lens was fine,

thankfully, I didn’t break any bones.

I called Nikon and they advised us to send it to one of their repair shops.

I chose the closet one to us which was located in Morton Grove, IL.

I really can’t say enough good things about them.

Their service was great and they constantly kept me informed by email.


If you own a Nikon and it’s not working properly, I highly recommend sending it to this one.

Anyway, after it was all over and my nerves were somewhat back intact, we had a good laugh.

I believe Mr. Buffalo would make a good

candidate for some delicious Bison burgers! Smile


Take care everyone…thanks for visiting!

See you soon!

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Katherine Wolak said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is... both scary and funny! Well, funny because you aren't hurt! :) What an adventure though! :D


Daphne Bryson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good Morning Mary, Oh no, you poor thing, what a shock you must have had. I know breaking the camera is frustrating, but I am so pleased you did not hurt yourself.
Buffalo can be contankerous animals, I know, because when we were in India, I wanted to take some photos of Water Buffalo, but was advised not to as they can get "antsy" very quickly. As we walked away, one started running towards us. Needless to say we "hotfooted" it back to the car very quickly.
Take care of yourself and best wishes,

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow- so glad you are ok! -that's so terrible about your camera! but at least you have such an exciting story about how it got broken! (whereas I , Miss Butterfingers, simply dropped mine clumsily on the floor) :( Being chased by a wild buffalo certainly trumps that! Best luck for a speedy camera recover- I always look forward to your wonderful photos!

Gypsy Heart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! That is scary. I'm so glad you're ok! Also happy that you found such great customer service for the camera...that quality seems to be dwindling these days.

Great photos!

Barbara Lilian said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello Mary,lovely to see your great photos, but a scary photo shoot. So glad you were not injured, just the camera. I thought I was going to scroll down to read about hospital & surgery ! What wonderful after sales service you have, it would take a month of Sundays here in France. Take care, and remember not too near your subjects when your next out taking pictures of wild animals.

Debbie Cardwell said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What did the father Buffalo say to his son as he was leaving for work?

...Bison (I couldn't help myself...ha!)

So glad you are alright Mary!

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your wildlife pictures are wonderful. It's too bad about your camera, but I'm sure it will be up and running in no time. I smiled when I saw the picture of your dog. That truly should be on the front of a greeting card. It's soooo cute.

Have a nice week. It's very windy here today.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Linda Primmer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am glad you are ok. Taking photos can be hazardous! LOL
Sorry about your camera, but on the bright side, the lens is good. Enjoy your Sunday.

Thank's for your comment!

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