Yeah, they usually keep a safe distance that is often beyond my lens's reach. But occasionally they surprise you like this.
Looks like you did a good job focusing and tracking him as he walked the shoreline. I always try to include room for the feet even if they're not visible. My mind seems to expect a certain amount of space where the feet would be. Very nice image though and definitely sharp.
|Hook Head Lighthouse by kroker|
from Best Photo of the Week
|Green turtle in the shallows by gcachon|