Friday, 18 December 2009

It's Snowing Deer.

Following on from my previous post 'A Stroll in the Park' here are some shots of the Red Deer that were not fazed by the falling snow, unlike the 'watcher'.

The 'watched' is eying the 'watcher'.

Do not disturb!

Both at ease.

It's time to move.

Attempting to hide in the bracken.

This was the first time I can recall attempting to photograph wildlife while it was snowing and I am fairly pleased with the results. With further snow storms expected over the next few days it may be while before I get this opportunity again.  FAB

32 comments:

  1. These are great shots. Man, those racks are huge! When I opened the page, I though that they were bull Elk!

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  2. Nice photos! Are you the kind who loves snow or a person who doesn't care much for it?

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  3. You must know that last shot is amazing. Just fabulous. No matter how much he tries to hide those antlers will give him away every time.

    I can't imagine how you were able to get as close as you did without startling them, even with a good lens.

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  4. Beautiful!! I especially love the last photo.

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  5. Good results Frank. I like the little group especially.
    The snow plays havoc with the auto focus, but these have come out really good.

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  6. Great Pics Frank you certainly got everything spot on, Still dry down here but very cold.Enjoy the snow and get some more pics.

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  7. What lovely pictures TB. But if you don't mind I will wait till summer to visit. :)

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  8. Hi Frank,
    Well maybe it was cold and not easy but at least the snow gives a peculiar atmosphere to your pictures. They are gorgeous! Have a nice week end.

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  9. Excellent Frank. I would have been over the Moon to have taken a set of photos like these.

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  10. Steve B. I believe there is a 16 pointer somewhere in the park. Now that would have been a capture!

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  11. Tucker. I love the snow, but we rarely get winters where we are unable to get out and about.

    Sharon. There was no wind to carry our scent plus the rut is over so the stags were just happy to graze. I only have a 70-300 zoom so need to get quite close for good pics.

    Cindy. Thanks. I guess it's a lot warmer where you are?

    Keith. Cheers. I tried manual but reverted to auto and prayed!

    Monty. Snowed overnight but not laying on the roads yet. Just thankful we don't live further east!

    Joan. After the snow there is a clarity in the air but I understand you would prefer warmer weather. LOL.

    Chris. Thanks my friend. Tried my best & pleased with the outcome this time.

    Midmarsh John. I was pretty chuffed as well. Cheers, have a good day.

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  12. Fantastic images,great shots Frank.
    John.

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  13. These are excellent photos Frank, only wish I could have taken some like it.

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  14. Frank, these are just great shots with the softness of the snowfall adding to the dimension. I love them all, but the second one is superb!

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  15. JRandSue. Cheers John. Have a good weekend.

    Roy. Thanks. The opportunity will present itself sometime.

    Ginny. Thanks very much.

    Mona. I wasn't sure whether the stag was chewing or giving me a snarl!

    Have a good weekend everyone. FAB

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  16. Great winter scenes there Frank, more snow to come ?

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  17. Hi Warren. Not sure about the park but the local snow has virtually disappeared but I suspect more on it's way. Have a good weekend.

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  18. The photos of the deer and snow are great - but I am very glad I have warm to hot weather out here!

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  19. Thank Mick. Well at least I can pop over as and when I like for a warm up, so to speak. Cheers FAB.

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  20. What a lovely scene :). I'm hoping we'll get some snow this weekend.

    Do you think after the rut, the boys who were previously fighting all get together again and say 'Sorry about that, mate - I don't know what came over me!!' haha.

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  21. You should be well pleased with that set of photographs Frank. Wish I had been with you.

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  22. Ah snow! - getting experience shooting in snow is no problem in Vermont. And what a difference in culture - around here your stags would never live long enough to grow racks like those - "points" on antlers are sought after by the hunters - descendants of your yeoman who were not allowed to hunt by the lord of the manor, and cherished the right when they crossed the pond - a right they are not about to give up. It's not my culture, but I have learned to live with it, especially since humans are the only viable predator to keep populations in check.

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  23. Franck, wow
    These shots are gorgeous.
    I think rainy and snowy weather are so hard to play with... you did an amazing job... and what a nice animal! :)

    I haven't been blogging for a while, sorry

    Thanks for your comment, I was touch you spoke about "my touch"...Thanks

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  24. Gaina. Who knows!

    Trevor. I've obviously done something right by the number of comments. I would have been delighted if you could have joined us.

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  25. Chris P. I've seen enough trophies hanging on various walls over the years providing an insight into our ancestors past activities.
    The herds in the park are culled every year and I believe this year the numbers were severely reduced to maintain a healthy population.

    Val Great to hear from you & look forward to seeing some more of your excellent artistic work very soon.

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  26. Wow Frank, these are all amazing. Those deer look like they are ready to pull Santa's sleigh any minute now. Really... great work. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  27. Hi Heather. Now a chance to capture these beauties pulling a sleigh would be something special.

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  28. Wow. . . exceptional photo's Frank.
    Brilliant.

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  29. Fantastic photos!! Just fabulous!

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  30. Hi Jann. Thanks for the appreciative comment.

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