Andy The Drill Sergeant

by Jean Paul Escalera May. 06, 2017 1142 views

Ok, so yesterday one of the village maintenance workers was restaining our back deck when she knocked on the door to tell us we had to see something.

As we stepped outside, my wife and I could not believe what we saw! Look closely and you will see "Andy" (that's what they call it) the goose leading the procession of two-year olds on their march.

Apparently for the past month "Andy" goes to the local day care center (every day at the same time) and waits for the children to go for their walk and he leads the pack, like a good drill sergeant, making sure that everyone is keeping in step!

It was  Henri Cartier-Bresson who pioneered the genre of street photography and conceived of photography as capturing a decisive moment. His work has influenced many photographers.

Well, this was certainly a decisive moment as I ran inside, grabbed my camera, and ran outside and took this picture. I was just about to take another one when the LCD screen went black. Oh no, the battery died! It wasn't until after replacing the battery that I saw I had captured the shot and by that time the little soldiers were gone!

Frustrating! The moral of the story? Always have a spare battery handy because you never know when that decisive moment will come!

Andy the drill sergeant

Ok everyone, how many times do I have to tell you to keep in step!

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Dinaana Mh 3 years, 6 months ago

This is soooo adorable! :]

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Thepilgrim 3 years, 6 months ago

That is so funny - what a neat connection and picture!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jean Paul Escalera Replied to Thepilgrim 3 years, 6 months ago

Thanks Pilgrim. It was definitely a decisive moment!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited