Saturday, November 29, 2008

Camera Critters #34

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

I have seen a lot of deer lately. This was in my back yard. Some of you know I live in the city and this is the third time I have seen deer in the back yard this year. My wife has seen them a couple of times beside these times. We do have a little wild area in our back yard.
This was a beautiful doe with a fine winter coat that stood out against the snow.
She gave me one neat pose then moved back into the woods.
It was two weeks back at dusk and I saw ten deer out in a cut hay field. Here are six of them. This was before the snows started.
There were three more to the right of the group and one single one. they were all does or fawns.
The night before Thanksgiving the grandchildren and we were coming back to our house from traditional pre-Thanksgiving dinner and sleep over. They all assist my wife with cooking. Golf boy even makes the pies and Princess is the her constant companion in the kitchen. I spotted deer beside the rode at the golf course driving range. Luckily I was able to pull into the golf course parking lot and aim my headlights on the four deer. I think you can make out three of them.
They were feeding on the grass through the snow.
A mile down the road I spotted a loan deer in the field. The wife and grand kids were able to see a good rack on the deer. I couldn't get my headlights onto this one and it was too dark to capture the silhouette. I hope you enjoyed my Fall/Winter deer captures.

49 comments:

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the photos of the deer in the snow, so pretty. Great photos!

gina said...

wonderful camera critters!

Lapa37 said...

Wonderful photos of the deer they came out nice even though it was dark out

i beati said...

just like a Christmas card..sandy

Darla said...

Wow! Just in time for Christmas, love to see the deer with the snow!!

Kelly said...

I definitely enjoyed your Fall/Winter deer series! I just can't get over how well you captured these photos! The third one is just "fabulous!" A wonderful posed picture...they're all wonderful and I enjoyed reading about your tradition of Thanksgiving Eve! What a neat idea!!

Cathy said...

Wonderful series!

Evita said...

Very nice captures! It is so magical to see one deer let alone a whole bunch! How lucky of you and to be able to take such beautiful shots of them too :)

storyteller said...

I enjoyed seeing your series of deer photos. It sure looks chilly there to this Southern California gal!
Hugs and blessings,

Greyscale Territory said...

These photos are terrific! While I adore the close-up of the deer in your backyard, I love the mystery element in the last two photos!

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Lucky you to have those beautiful creatures so close.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi FG: The picture of the doe is breath taking. There do seem to be a lot of deer this year. I understand a lot have been spotted on the Garden State Parkway. Be careful driving. You never know when one may be running across the road. Lisa

Faye Pekas said...

The one in your yard looks right at home. maybe she hangs out there more often then you know. :)

tipper said...

Beautiful deer shots-so pretty with the snow. And what fun must happen at your house with all the help cooking!

babooshka said...

I wish this little critter could wonder around my nature reserve. Lovely series of seer images.

ratmammy said...

snow!!!! wow! it's only recently gotten cold here in san diego.. we were having 80 degree temperatures just last week!

Chrissy said...

I love these photographs. They are fabulous

Gmj said...

You did a great job of snow and deer.I enjoyed this a lot

Willard said...

A good series on the deer. I am glad that you are getting to see and photograph them. Life would certainly be less interesting without them around.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for sharing those deer photos.
I still get all school girl giddy when I see deer from the road.
I'm always in a position that I can't stop and snap pictures though. *sniff*sniff*

Ladynred said...

Wow! It's beautiful deer!

Teena in Toronto said...

Great shots! Not a lotta deer in Toronto!

I played too :)

Tina said...

FG,
You must have gotten pretty close to get some of these photos! They look well fed, they must like visiting your backyard!!Good post for camera critters! :)

Rhea said...

I have been enjoying your fall/winter deer photos! It's so neat you keep seeing them in the city. Very nice!

George said...

Great pictures. We don't live in the city and we see deer behind our house fairly often. Fortunately we don't have the snow you have!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh---FG, I love both the snow and the deer. I've read that the deer EVERYWHERE are being rooted out of their natural habitats due to so much construction and clearing of the woods. Progress, you know!!!! Grrrrr... SO---I guess they are going into the cities to find food!!!! Beautiful pictures!!!

Horsoon said...

Seeing deers in the snow... whoa I don't get to do that in my part of the world.

Julie said...

The deer look pretty healthy. Nice shots.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Nice shot and they do look good and healthy. We live in town as well and we get them here, unfortunately we also find them out on the main road hit by cars too often, living on the main hwy.Always makes me sad. One morning there were 4 of them hit, i assume by a truck

Robert V. Sobczak said...

It's the most dangerous time of the year to drive. Snow and ice on roads ... and deer trying to cross them, and early onset of dark. Our deer down here are very small in comparison: key deer.

A Blog In The Rough said...

seems like you are seeing a lot of deer like we have here in DE, except we keep getting near misses with our car! yikes. Great critter photos :)

Pietro said...

Wonderful sequence, I enjoyed it a lot! How beautiful the deers in the snow!

Aileni said...

They are very attractive as long as they are not caught in your headlights in the middle of the road.
No problem for me, I can't drive at night but my son lives in a very deer area so I can worry for him.

Naturegirl said...

How blessed you are to be so close to these gorgeous deer! As I look at the close ups I cannot imagine how one could shoot other than with the camera. Wonderful peaceful images..thank you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

FG, We'll be out-of-town for a few days. Read my today's blog. Have a wonderful week.

Celeste said...

How beautiful to have deer in your yard, they look so perfect against the snow.

Heart of Rachel said...

These are amazing captures. It must be wonderful to spot deer in your area.

Marie said...

Beautiful photos!

Lakshmi said...

i envy u..I wish I had a backyard like this

Leedra said...

Deer everywhere. I have heard some city subdivisions are having real trouble with deer roaming the streets. East Tennessee has an over abundance of deer, the interstate between Knoxville and Chattanooga can be dangerous at times with them running out in front of the vehicles.

lv2scpbk said...

Great shots for CC.

2sweetnsaxy said...

How cool! I live in the city and it would be REALLY weird if I saw one here. LOL!

Denise said...

Great shots of the deer, love the one where you picked them up in your headlights but they're all super photographs.

Dorothy said...

Looks like you have deer night and day! Great shots!

Mary said...

How wonderful! I live out in the country, but seldom get to see any deer. They come after dark when they do come.

AppleDebbie said...

The deer look so beautiful in the snow. Great series of photos!

MedaM said...

This post impressed me much. There is no way that I can see these beautiful and gracious animals around my back yard except in our modest ZOO. I am glad that I have seen this post and thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

Love your deer. The first pictures of the doe are wonderful.

Above, the flower post makes me think happily of warmer days.

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