Thursday, 23 September 2010

Unexpected Encounter (Part 2)

The second unexpected encounter started with this young buck peering at the 'watcher' but ...
... the first to emerge from the undergrowth was this mature male.
He initially started to walk away but ...
... then stopped to look back at the 'watcher ...

.... or was he just waiting for the youngster?
Surprisingly they were both unfazed by the my presence and I'll share the final images in Part 3.   FAB. 

26 comments:

  1. Cool! It looks like the older male is bulking up for the mating season.

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  2. The older one sure was giving you the once over!

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  3. Its interesting to see how different animals react,aggressive or scared, or just cool and no problem. Great pics tell a story

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  4. A fine set of antlers he's got.
    Cracking shots again Frank.

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  5. Cracking shots the Deer appear quite confident in your company.

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  6. That first shot in particular is really good Frank.

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  7. Good thing they were unfazed, Frank, I'd hate to be charged with that set of antlers on the older male! Great captures!

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  8. Awesome shots! I am surprised how fearless these animals are. I guess they have not experienced any hunting in the park.

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  9. Very very very good, and its outstanding.

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  10. Hi Frank...The first photos is great! The big looks like he is just about ready for a nap...not much motivation in him!!
    Great photos Frank!1
    Hope all is well!

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  11. I love these photos, especially the second and the fourth one. Great!

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  12. Great captures, Frank! I particularly like the 1st and the 4th.

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  13. I love the look that mature male gives you Frank. What a fabulous few moments you had with these deer! By the way, I meant to mention how much I love your new header! (-:

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  14. Ah, those unexpected encounters are always special moments. And I like your Little Grebe on the top, though I think you called it a dapchick in the previous post - which reminds me that there are scientific names, established common names (often noted for their commonalty), and the unofficial (folk) names that tell so much more about the birds than any of the others.

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  15. Wow..what fantastic animals! I love the tails. Beautiful creatures and you got some fantastic shots of them.

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  16. Wonderful pics Frank, what a treat to be able to observe them and manage to get such lovely images too, Linda

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  17. .......I just love it when Mother Nature hands out a special little gift. What a great experience. I guess you're a Deer Whisperer now. Beautiful photos. I love the black and white strips on their tails.

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  18. Great captures, Frank! Very nice series. Can't wait to see more.

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  19. Hi Everyone.
    I don't profess to having any 'special powers' but occasionally the wildlife for whatever reason allows you into their space. Patience and quiet footsteps does of course help.

    Thanks for all your kind comments.

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  20. Hi Frank, wonderful images. I love the older stag, his antlers are wonderful. I would not want to be on the end of them!!

    Last shot is great.....

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  21. Hi Frank, lately I've fallen behind in blog reading but so glad to have seen this series and the previous ones. How great to have been in the right place! Also good to read some encouraging news about your brother.

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  22. Excellent pictures once again. I'm glad the big guy didn't see you as getting into his space!

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  23. Hi Cheryl. Me neither .. just glad he was not too interested by the strange interloper!

    Hi Beatrice. Me too ... I'll drop over very soon. PJB is doing a lot of sleeping at the moment.

    Hi Lois. Cheers. I think he was fully aware but totally disinterested in the 'watcher'.

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  24. Well done Frank. It takes fieldcraft to get that close without spooking them.

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  25. Thanks Trevor. I knew all those hours spent crawling through the undergrowth as a youngster would pay off eventually!

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