On my mp3 anyway, so i cannot hear if they scold me from behind. i snap, i go.
Anyway, if confronted, just show them the LCD, delete the shot and walk off without cursing and swearing. If they don't like it, you won't want the shot as well.
Yup, same for me. I won't say it is totally useless, but it becomes more like portrait and closeup if you shoot at the near distance. The tight perspective is hard to bring out the movement, surroundings and life going on around the subject.
And if, you shoot from pretty far, the bokeh etc, is pretty hard to isolate the subject properly too. Not to mention there is possibility of blurred shots.
So, sell my telephoto.
Ya, when shooting children, try to be more careful. It's human nature for parents to protect their kids.
Worse come to worst and if you don't want to waste the shot, give them your contacts and tell them you will send them the photo for vetting lor.