Saturday, October 25, 2008

Camera Critters #29

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I was driving home to lunch and I noticed movement in the yard. This is a busier road then where I get shots near the lakes but I pulled or and put on my emergency flasher. It is an emergency when you need to take some pictures, right!!! What I saw was a mother and two fawns. What a wonderful photo opportunity. This was a about three weeks back so the trees were still green but the Oak Tree must have been dropping some acorns.
The fawns were just beautiful.
The mother was also in real good shape. She was already in her winter coat and was real healthy.
The fawns were through the spot phase and were also looking healthy.
They were feeding and came together at one time.
Now I what to tell a story of a trip to the Texas roadhouse with the grandchildren. This took place near where I work and about 4 miles from where we are now with the deer.
I spotted a mother with two fawns on that day. I was able to pull over and place the grand kids right adjacent to the deer. My grand daughter Princess said one of them was a buck. I looked and sure enough the one spunky fawn was a button buck. I had left my camera at home. I carry it along 90% of the time but not this one. The buck put on quite a show and crossed the road directly in front of me. I was so mad , I thought, you dummy "Where's you camera?".
I went home and was looking at my photos from the week before and walla, look at the little button buck. No, there was no photo editing. That is way beyond me. What you see on this site is what you get. I do hope you didn't mind another deer post. I have been really lucky with deer this year.

I would like to share with you an interview I did with David McMohon who is an Australian based writer. I really enjoy David's site and participated in his Sunday Roast. If you click on the link you can read the post. This is another time I am happy I have friends around the world because of the Internet.

45 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

How nice to see the deer so healthy and ready for winter.

Jack and Joann said...

I love deer but not in my flower beds eating my flowers. Do you have a lot of deer killed by cars during rut season? We do here.

tipper said...

I never get tired of deer pics! Neat how you had the picture of the little buck all along!

ratmammy said...

you must live in a very beautiful part of the country. lucky you! photos are great.

sandyshares said...

gorgeous sight for sure you are blessed..Sandy

twobarkingdogs said...

great photo! thanks for sharing.

Shellmo said...

I always love to see deer photos and you're right about that mom and her fawns looking very healthy!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Awwh! How sweet! We used to see deer in the woods bordering some of our local subdivisions, but the (greedy) landowners have bulldozed down all the trees to create yet another people housing area. Are there any houses built yet? Nooooo. The financial market mess has put a quietus on that. In the meantime, the habitat has been ruined for deer and other wild beasties.

Rose said...

Deer are a welcome sight any time...always thrilled when we spot one.

Lapa37 said...

Who could get tired of looking at deer not me that's for sure.They are some great shots you took.

Jeanne said...

Aww any time I've been lucky enough to see deer it's been to much traffic to pull over or no camera. Great shots and they do look ready for winter.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

These are wonderful pictures.

I am with you on most accounts. I can't tell you how many times I have pulled over with emergency flashers on. Photo editing is beyond me too. My pictures are also what you see is what you get. Personally I think they are better that way. I have learned to almost never leave home without my camera. Lisa

Darla said...

You get most beautiful photos, I get bugs!!

Aileni said...

A great story and pictures. Motto - 'Always carry... ' well you can finish it.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great captures, FG!
You are so lucky to be able to capture those shots.
I never tire of seeing deer.
Next time, TAKE YOUR CAMERA!!!
Nothing worse than being caught without it!

Tina said...

I just love seeing and watching deer! Love your post, you captured some great shots and how lucky to find you already had a picture of the button buck!! :)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

These are amazing and adorable photos you have on your blog today... I really enjoy your post.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog... I appreciate it.
I am doing somewhat better now, thanks so much! =)
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

The Birdlady said...

Who could ever mind a deer post? Nice work, Tom.

KOSTAS said...

Cutely, beautifully and very beloved creatures!

Rebeckah said...

Your pictures are really beautiful! I can't wait to see more of them! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! God bless.

Rhea said...

You have seen a lot of deer this year. Wow! Nice shots.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

I totally agree, this definately needed the emergency flashers. I can never get enough of wildlife photos. Thanks for sharing.

marLou said...

Those are sweet looking deers!

Judi~Gmj said...

I am glad you took full advantage of this opportunity. Flashing Emergency lights! That's what I keep forgeting. :D

Paz said...

Glad you stopped to take their photos. Definitely worth it.

Thanks for your comments on my blog about Sky Watch rules. My photo was not a Sky Watch photo, but I'm flattered that you think it was worthy of being one. If I decide to participate, I'll definitely follow the rules. Thanks again. ;-)

Best,
Paz

dot said...

You must have charmed them to get all those neat pictures!

Salty said...

Good looking critters you have here!

We had heavy rain most of the day and the skys didn't clear until sundown. About 8:30pm my wife and I were returning from Hagerstown Md after celebrating my birthday with dinner out. Deer were along the road in many places. I was driving 40-45mph because of them but even that was too fast. About 5 mi from home we topped a bank and three deer rushed into the road. I slammed the brakes and a moment later a fawn crashed into the hood and grill, went airborne and landed along the left berm dieing. 1 dead deer and one busted up car, hows that for a birthday present!

Right at the moment deer don't look as pretty to me as they did a couple of hours ago :)

babooshka said...

I am so jealous. How sweet are these guys.

Mary said...

Sure rates as an emergency in my book! Love it! Beautiful photos. They look so pretty and I'm glad you had your camera that time. And that is a great story. Post all the deer you want! I wish I would get an occasional photo of one.

Lilli & Nevada said...

How lovely they are, deer season around here and i hate to see anyone shoot the beautiful things

Jo Castillo said...

Great deer, I never get so close! I read the post about your grandfather. Very nice, I would have posted. :( Before my time. Shucks.

SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous. May the live through many autumns.

Luke Wiley said...

A nice group of deer!

Pietro said...

Beautiful deer post, Fishing Guy!
I always like pictures of nature (trees, animals, landscapes, etc).
Have a nice Sunday!

Ms. Hays said...

Very nice shots and yes, it IS an emergency when a photo op presents itself - especially when it's deer!!!

Carletta said...

Great shots FG!
You know I don't tire of the deer shots. I actually took one this afternoon of a buck in my yard and a first for me a button buck as well. You'll probably see them next week.
I know you have TWO cameras - you should always have ONE of them.! :)

imac said...

Beautiful shots, my friend Fishing Guy.

Reader Wil said...

Deer are never boring, they are the inspiration to many fairy tales and paintings. Even in TV series they play a role, and when I was young I saw the movie "The Yearling" about the boy Jody and his fawn. I loved that film. Thanks for sharing your photos now and great that you had your camera with you.

ChrissyM said...

What gorgeous deer. Fantastic photos! I never get tired of deer shots, they are fantasticing and relaxing to watch.

Rambling Woods said...

Who could get tired of cute deer photos...Rambling Woods

2sweetnsaxy said...

I don't mine the deer at all seeing how I never get to see any except in pictures. What a treat this must be!

Louise said...

Wonderful pictures, and the story is funny. My girls know which horses are boys, and they are "city girls." I'm not sure how they figured that out so young--before they were in school!

Leedra said...

Great deer shots. You were so close.

Answer to your comment. You can click on my photographs now and they enlarge....too large to see, but you can move around and see what is there.

kjpweb said...

Good job with the deer! Great work!
Cheers, Klaus

Misty Dawn said...

Mind another deer post??? Are you kidding? Deer are my second favorite animal!

I love the "it's an emergency when you have to take pictures, right?" You are SO right. In fact I had this neat idea for a bumper sticker one day, and a friend of mine say I should have some printed - "I Brake for Photos"

Sorry I'm so late this week.