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Monday, 4 April 2016

Misty Monday Morning

This week has started with a very misty and atmospheric Monday morning.
In fact, it's remained wet and murky all day.
The sound echoes and carries amazingly far on a morning like this, so I was surprised to see our local deer chomping away having their breakfast out in the open.
I'd been busy drawing at my kitchen table when I became aware of their presence. 
If I say I now have about 63 photographs of them, I don't think I'd be overestimating. 
After standing and waiting for them to come closer to the house, whilst having my finger poised on the camera... ready to click... my legs and back aching... I couldn't help but think and admire all of the wildlife photographers out there. After all I was in the warm house.
I wonder if they find they sneeze just at the crucial moment too.
I apologise for the quality of my photographs, but I had to take them all through my window.
If I'd have tried to open the door, then they would definitely have ran off to hide in the gorse.
I know this because it's happened so many times before. 
They are roe deer which are small and elegant with a pale greyish brown coat that will turn to reddy brown for the summer months. The males antlers have a rough or ridged surface.
The one on the left of this photo is a stag, and the doe is on the right.
Note she has a very white patch on her rump with a short tush.
If you'd like to know more about the Roe Deer then click here which will take you to the British Deer Society. They also have fantastic photographs (unlike mine).
I couldn't believe it when this chap came so close and actually stood on the plinth, turning to look at me. You can see his wee antlers on this shot.

Today, I'm linking with Mersad over at Through my lens.
If you'd like to see more photographers work, then click on the link above.

So that's Monday nearly over and I hope your week has got off to a good start. 
Thanks for visiting.
Have a great week and I hope to see you again soon

13 comments:

  1. I love the misty shots and the Deer

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    1. Thank you Margaret, I'd rather a sunny start to my day, but it was very picturesque.

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  2. Beautiful photos! I especially like the one with the deer looking at the camera. Thank you!

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    1. I just wish I'd managed to take a better photo Cathy, especially as he posed so perfectly. I'm hoping that he gets used to seeing me and will allow me another chance to capture him.
      It's evening now and they're still quite near.

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  3. what an amazing moment to capture,, they are beautiful!

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    1. I know Laurie, I was thrilled but I must try to breath when I'm trying to get a shot!
      They're still here this morning and I'm hoping they'll stay. My hubby says it's like having our own deer park. We're so lucky, so I wanted to share it. I thought you'd like it.

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  4. lots of space for the deer to run around, good job getting photos of them :) I do feel sorry for wildlife photographers, hard enough getting the right photo of the dog, could never imagine how hard it is to get a photo of a wild animal

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    1. I was quite pleased I actually managed to get any image of them Jennifer, as they can be quite skitzy.
      They've been hanging around for a few weeks now, but only just recently coming this near to the house. I used my new camera to capture a shot yesterday and it's much clearer, even though it's still through the glass. Some of the wildlife photographers shots I've seen have had me in awe. To wait three months as one photographer working for the BBC did, just to get a snow fox jumping really took it to a complete new level. Oh yes and it was in a really cold inhospitable environment too. Kudos to them all!

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  5. Beautiful nature shots. You're a great photographer! The misty morning looks peaceful and the deer...wow!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Ileana, I'm blushing now after your kind words.
      I'd rather a great sunrise with the promise of warmer temperatures, but the misty landscape certainly grabbed my attention.

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  6. How sweet and adorable they are! I almost never see deer. Your photographs are wonderful! It's raining here today too.

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    1. They are indeed Lisa, and they've been staying near for a few weeks now. Thanks for your kind comment.
      Yep raining here again... it's been a very wet week!

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  7. Wonderful pictures Sugar!
    sandy xx

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