Friday, 5 September 2014

Alert Does.

All images taken during a short stroll through Richmond Park today.

A small group of Red Deer does with their ears pricked and watching for any intruders. (A fairly distant shot suitably cropped)
A few moments later I detected movement behind me and saw an 'unleashed' dog running into the ferny undergrowth disturbing a few Fallow does who emerged from their hiding place and promptly pranced away to safety. (Chance shot taken on the wrong settings!)

As I quietly followed an overgrown pathway leading deep into the shoulder high bracken the head of a Red doe popped up to inspect me before slowly disappearing into the lush vegetation.

Wishing everyone, wherever you are, a glorious wildlife watching weekend.  FAB.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

28 comments:

  1. good ones, Frank. What a look you are getting in the last one!

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  2. Women are usually more observant than men, Frank. These are such pretty deer...:)JP

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  3. Nice! I really like the third one!

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  4. Beautiful deer images Frank! I love that one in the middle with the 2 on the run with the one in the foreground showing off its spots.

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  5. Lovely post Frank,your last shot is my favourite.
    John.

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  6. Great shots Frank.

    A shame some irresponsible dog owners let their animals be a nuisance in some areas.

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  7. Three lovely shots Frank. Sadly, keeping watch for errant dogs must be part of their daily routine? Although, I guess, they'll have a lot more to keep them 'alert' in a few weeks time?...[;o)

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  8. Delightful images of the deers and Doe. I like the shot of the startled deers, even though it was on the wrong setting it's full of movement and the deers are not too distorted. In fact it's a beautiful shot!:)

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  9. Just came back to thank you for getting back to me, and your suggestions. I really appreciate
    your help Frank. I have several books on inscects but they were no help at all, and I could not ID it on Google.
    Warm Regards.

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  10. how lucky to catch the "action" and no damage from the dogs.
    visiting from Eileen's Saturday Critters. Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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  11. wonderful images. even on the wrong setting the deer's upper bodies are in focus.

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  12. Nice pictures - we have deer here, but they are feral pests (although I still like seeing them!!)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. How beautiful!!! Is that Richmond Park as in Richmond near London? I walked there years ago... Such beauty so close to a huge city.

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  14. They're beautiful animals. I love the last photo. Have a lovely Sunday!

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  15. Oh, how pretty! Wonderful shots, especially the second and third. Wow! We saw a mother and baby in the city yesterday. I hope they stay safe.

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  16. The action shot is amazing! Beautiful does....and I see a fawn in the grass also in the first shot.

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  17. Great shots of such beautiful creatures.

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  18. I've been seeing lots of watchful stares in my yard lately too since the apples are falling. The deer seem bolder than ever this year, not bothering to run off when they see me but still cautious. Your surprise shots still have sharp focus, very nice.

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  19. Beautiful does, and yes, very alert. Great shots...I love the second one!

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  20. Beautiful pictures <3 Ronja

    http://valokuvauksellinen.blogspot.com

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  21. Magnificent shots of beautiful deer ~ Nature holds such gems!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. This may be a duplicate ~ Magnificent shots of beautiful deer ~ nature holds such gems!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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