Saturday, 28 December 2013

A Deer Surprise

Reverting to my former Somerset vernacular.
"I'd seen he before he'd seen I."

During my recent Parkland walk I was slowly moving down a slope in a woodland area which leads to an open circular inlet of water at the edge of the largest lake. Having reached the bottom I stopped to survey the area. I was dressed all in green and matched my background quite well. This must have been the case as about 50 metres ahead of me a Muntjac Deer emerged from behind a willow tree and moved from my left to right across my field of view. Having learned the lesson from a previous occasion relating to deer, I have a preset setting on my camera that allows for a silent shutter action. So this was put into action and I got off several shots before the deer moved out of view. I retraced my steps and left the area, although I was sure that he had seen me eventually as can be seen with his alert look on the last shot.





14 comments:

  1. Hi Roy. Hope you had a good CHRISTMAS. Your were very fortunate to get these great shots of the deer. Also loved the robin portraits from last post.

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  2. Hi Roy, great shots ....right place right time.. Don't think I have seen a Muntjac dear in the flesh... How big are they ? Size of a large dog? Would there have been more or would it be out feeding on its own ?

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    1. Thanks Amanda, yes about the size of a large Dog.
      Probably feeding on its own, they are not gregarious like Fallow.
      There are many thousands of them around now, but they are good at hiding away.

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  3. Ton post est tout à fait charmant et j'aime beaucoup!
    Merci de tes passages et commentaires sur mes pages!
    Have a nice day! - Cath.

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  4. I have yet to see a Muntjac deer so I loved seeing this little chap :-) Hope you had a great Chrsitmas :-)

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  5. great moment Roy; you were in the right place

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    1. I was very fortunate Carole, which makes a change.{:))

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  6. Quite different than the deer we are used to here in the states. Lovely shots. Hope you had a nice Christmas and 2014 is kind to you!

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    1. Thanks Karen, yes pretty good. The deer is by far the smallest we have here.

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  7. Really nice that you saw a deer Roy :-)
    I always find that so funny.
    Very nice pictures.

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