Saturday, July 17, 2010

Camera Critters # 119 - Whitetail Buck in Velvet


This Whitetail Deer was quite comfortable grazing in my son's neighborhood. There were dogs barking and cars driving by but it just kept grazing. It did check me out when I got too close for its comfort. It determined that I and my two grandsons were of no harm. 
There was an explosion of a house recently in my sons area and we had gone to see it. When we got back he asked if we had seen the deer in the yard.
I was able to walk close enough to get these photos of the young 6 point buck in velvet.
This shows how close to a shed it was moving. Is that a garden ahead?
See a lot of neat critters above.

27 comments:

imac said...

Fantastic Tom.

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LivingSoAbundantly said...

Wow! Not only did you capture the deer well, but also I like the way the trees look. :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I see apples in that last shot. Perhaps that's what lured him in so close? Fantastic captures, Tom!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful photographs. The colors on the deer really stand out.

Michael said...

Hard to beat visitors like that. Nice shots.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love 'em--hate 'em.... They are so pretty --but when they eat our roses (and flowers), we don't like them very much... We haven't ever had much trouble with the deer eating our flowers --since we use Liquid Fence. But--there is one deer around lately --who seems to eat the flowers anyhow (some of them)... Last night, he got some more roses... Drives us crazy!!!!

BUT--they do have to eat... AND they are gorgeous..

Great pictures of the one you saw...
Betsy

Coy said...

Nice looking urban buck Tom!
Deer are doing well adapting to our dwelling areas as are some other species like coyotes.

Dimple said...

Nice buck!

Come see mine:
http://idahodimple.blogspot.com/2010/07/buck-in-velvet.html

George said...

These are fantastic pictures of the young buck. You did an outstanding job.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

My goodness, it seems critters are not as afraid of people as they used to be. It is a bit spooky in a way. I want those dang rabbits to be afraid of me. I've taken to throwing sticks at them.

You got some super photos of the deer!

Dar said...

The buck is after those tasty apples. Now that he has found them, he will be checking daily to catch the first one as they fall. Check out my buck too.
HaveAnotherFineWeekend

chubskulit said...

Lovely guest Sir Tom!

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Siromade said...

That. fantastic shot, very close up photo of the deer, i like the when he is eating a grass..

Carletta said...

Nice captures!
They are starting to move quite frequently here.

Gaelyn said...

Geez Tom, you got close enough to see the scars on his rump. Didn't realize whitetails are such a ruddy color. Sure is a handsome lad.

reanaclaire said...

hi Tom.. the deer seems to be very relaxed... good pictures here!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful shots, FG. I also noticed that you could see the felt on the antlers. Looks like he has become accustomed to the city life.

BJ Roan said...

Now those are great shots. I try and try to get a good pic of those white-tails but they have been elusive. Love that you can see the velvet.

Lawstude said...

well captured fg. hopefully, no lions around :)

Tipper said...

So neat to see the velvet that close up!

Martha (MM) said...

How beautiful!
Just popping in to see your header and other fun stuff.
Hope all is well. I sure do miss playing along with the headbangers.
*hugs*

Philip said...

Excellent Tom it is so nice to see wildlife that does not run away at the drop of a hat great shots :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now it makes me wonder if they are comfortable with people around or is it just the attraction to all the lovely food? :)

Hilary said...

Oh such a beautiful creature. What a gift to be able to share space with such a beauty.

ladyfi said...

What utterly divine and delightful creatures! Great shots.

lisaschaos said...

I love the velvety antlers! Lovely creature!

Lanny said...

Wow, you are a patient man. Oh, that's right you fish therefore you wait. Not sure I could suffer the visit, more to do with plants geting eaten though.