Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Four Fallow - An Encounter

Situation. 
I was walking around a bend on a woodland track.
My thoughts.

"Whats that - Its Deer"?
"B...... wrong lens, drop down and change lens, also I don't have enough cover to move forward"


"Yes - Fallow Deer, I can see two, a hind and immature fawn"
"Problem is the wind is blowing from behind me, so they are downwind and will hear the slightest noise. "


"Wow! two hinds and two fawns"


"Beautiful" 
"Ah! B...... they can hear my shutter clicking. I need to change to silent shutter, but don't have the time."


"They have turned, they are not happy, one of the hinds has already gone forward to check the escape route."


"Yes, they are definitely not happy"


"One last check"


"Gone."


36 comments:

  1. A great encounter Roy. It always seems to be sods law that when a special photo opportunity like this arises that we've always got the wrong lens attached to the camera. I guess it's natures way of making us work for our pleasures?
    Despite the odds being against you you still managed to get some decent images to record these few special moments...[;o)

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  2. Oh how wonderful to have come upon these beautiful animals and you did well to get so many shots before their escape.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I can walk that area 50 times and not see a deer so this was lucky.

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  3. but you still captured the moment good enough Roy; the series is good. Pretty meadows, location.

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  4. Ondanks de verkeerde lens heb je er een prachtige serie van gemaakt Roy.

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  5. What a gift! For you and for us. Great photos Roy!

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  6. Reminds me of my only encounter with a deer. Only saw it for about five seconds. Amazing just how fast they can vanish.

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    1. They are very quick if they see or hear you first John.

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  7. I always find it amazing to see deer and you have a very nice series of make tte know :-)

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    1. Thanks Helma. I always think it a privilege to see such animals.

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  8. That is a great encounter, Roy!
    We don't have those in the wild, only in parks!
    Lovely shots again here!
    Keep well!

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  9. Nice moments did you capture, I think you can still be happy with the results unless lens- and shuttertrouble and wind from behind.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  10. Roy, very creative! I loved this post! Those deer are so dear! "hinds" is not a word I hear very often though I do know it from the Bible, and from a books called "Hinds Feet in High Places," as well as from Robert Burn's poetry! So...looks like you are in good company!

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    1. Thanks Kathie, very esteemed company.{:))

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  11. Hey Roy... I love the third one with the heads all going in different direction, very cute!!
    What a lovely area for them.. surprising you never have seen them there before!!
    In spite of lens and clicking noises you got some good shot's !!

    You will have to be more on your guard when your walking these tall grass and tree covered places!! ; }
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG. I have seen one or two before in that area, but never like this.

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  12. Beautiful encounter! Great shots even with the wrong lens!

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  13. Your photos show a very special encounter in a beautiful location. Deer are such nervous creatures and it is wonderful to catch a glimpse of them, if only for a moment.

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  14. Wonderful Capture!!!! I like how you took us along on the journey...very good reporting on the whole thing. You probably experienced exactly what I do each time I get something amazing...wrong lens, wrong setting, noisy shutter, etc. Still you got the series!

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  15. Great pics. I love the storytelling, too!

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  16. Wow, Roy, You did manage to get some lovely pictures of them:-) Funny reading through your thoughts:-D

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  17. Hi Roy

    What lovely deer it was a real treat to see them with the fawns.

    Guy

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    1. Thanks Guy, yes I do like to see Deer in the wild.

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  18. Superb story, brilliantly told, Roy.

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