Saturday, May 2, 2009

Camera Critters #56

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

I saw a young buck behind the garden this week. You can see the horns starting to develop. I think it was the four point from last year, it may be a six pointer this year.
I see very little reason for it to stick out it's tongue but what can you do.
He knew I was there and I was holding my dog under leash. I could have gotten closer with-out him.
Sorry about the garden pole but I couldn't even see it while taking the photos.
He was a fine deer but finally he had enough and left.
I'm always thankful to see nature close by. This was a real treat. You can see others posts above.

33 comments:

Willard said...

That is a nice one for sure, Tom! He will probably make at least an eight. He looks a little bigger than the one I posted today, which was a small three point last year.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Hahaha! First a bird sticks its tongue out at you and then a deer! I think they are trying to tell you something. Nananana Boo Boo! tee hee
He looks a little skinny. Maybe part of it is because he is also shedding his winter coat.
But it is great shots anyway!

Warren Baker said...

Nice set of deer photo's FG. Something I don't get the chance to photograph here.

Karen said...

What a beauty !!

LOL on the sticking the tongue out at you .... or perhaps it was aimed ta the dog... 'You're on the leash so you can't get me..hahaha' :-)

J said...

A fine young animal - and the photo of him sticking him tongue out is hilarious!

kayleen said...

Love the one of him sticking his tongue out at you. Great series of photos.

Nebraska Birding

Rhea said...

I like the deer photos. And that tongue. wow. lol Very cool.

Shey said...

WOW! You're so lucky to chance upon him! I would be so excited if it happened to me. Awesome captures!

Luke Wiley said...

I like the tongue on as well!

Larry Jordan said...

Beautiful shots of a handsome buck Tom! Funny about the pole. There are so many times I find things in my photos after downloading them that I didn't notice when concentrating on my subject.

Pietro said...

You are lucky to have so many nature subjects all around: you photograph them so well, Fishing Guy.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Nice photos, Fishing Guy. Do you get to see the deer often?

Susan said...

What a look on his face! I loved these--great shots.

Snap said...

Lovely! I don't get a chance to see deer in the wild ... city living isn't very welcoming to our deer friends. This was a treat. Thanks!

Thumbelina said...

You get a lot of deer come by your back garden. What a privilege. Great shots. (I played too).

Salty said...

Good series Tom!

This one will grow a dandy rack for sure! He is looking a little ragged as his winter coat gives way to summer's thin red hair.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Very nice shots fishing guy! How exciting to be that close to a deer. I also thought it was funny he stuck his tounge out,lol :) my pups just found an antler the other day, a lil 4 pointer. :)

Babooshka said...

Deers are such gentle creatures. It's such a joy to see these, those little faces.

Ilan said...

Wow... I can only envy. The only option for me is see these animals on National Geographic!
Great capture!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Absolutley stunning!Kudos to you!

Femin Susan said...

What a great photos, you would have a hard time getting through with all the photo opportunities.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now that was extremely rude of him to stick his tongue out like that. :) How lovely for it to come into your garden Tom. Is it the same one you saw the other day?

Janie said...

Interesting to get such close shots of the deer. He still looks shaggy. I guess he'll be shedding soon.

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, thanks for your kind comments; also for me it's always a great pleasure to come to your nice blog which has so many interesting and beautiful images of the nature around you.
Have a very good Sunday!

Mama's Words said...

You got beautiful picture, my friend!
Have a wonderful weekend! Regards, Mama's Words

Mamapippa said...

It's wonderful to see those animals living free in nature !
Thanks for sharing, I love it !

Vicky said...

How blessed to be so close to nature, love the deer and its big ears and "sticking its tongue"!
have a blessed week, Fishing Guy.

Marie Reed said...

I wish that I was as skinny as this deer! I guess I shouldn't eat chocolate truffles while I blog:)

Mary said...

Nice shots! I seldom see photos of the bucks and the deer don't visit my yard very often.

Tipper said...

Love how you can see his developing antlers-and his new summer coat.

Indrani said...

Brave deer, in spite of your dog's presence, it did give you good poses. :)

Rose said...

You are so lucky to see him behind your garden...I am glad to have the strip pits as close as I do. But it would sure have been nice to live somewhere like that.

Denise said...

He's magnificent. Great capture!