E.J.Wilkins

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Fallow Deer

 

Young Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

 

This inquisitive young deer had been grazing on Beech Mast, and wasn't in the least bothered by either me or my camera even though I was only about 20 feet away.

 

The picture was taken last month, in woodland not far from the Deer Sanctuary at Bolderwood

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Fallow Deer

 

Young Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

 

This inquisitive young deer had been grazing on Beech Mast, and wasn't in the least bothered by either me or my camera even though I was only about 20 feet away.

 

The picture was taken last month, in woodland not far from the Deer Sanctuary at Bolderwood

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comments (14)

WOW!!! I love it this is a brilliant image as we se many of these in our local woods but never! get within 100yards of them very very well done.
EJWilkins: I've never been so close to one before, so this was a real treat especially as I was trying to get a really good picture of a deer for a bit of coursework. Same as you, they're usually just that bit too far away to make a decent picture.
Thanks for the Likey smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Nov 2010, 07:16
What a sweetie-pie, Ellie. Hopefully they don't upset your apple cart back at home?
EJWilkins: It's absolutely gorgeous isn't it. No, we don't get deer near our house, too many people for them to be happy.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2010, 07:34
Good heavens Ellie this is a fantastic composition: these things usually run a mile!
EJWilkins: I know, and don't really know why this one didn't run away .. because I was on a path in clear view and had an open flask of coffee in my hand. It should have been able to scent me, but maybe it was just inquisitive, and didn't feel threatened.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Nov 2010, 09:24
Beautiful, I can just imagine you stalking it for an ever better picture.
EJWilkins: I didn't really need to, although I walked sideways along the path for about ten yards to get a better angle. It then strolled a bit in the opposite direction, stopped and had some more to eat, then wandered off.
What a fabulous capture Ellie. I wish I was there!
EJWilkins: I was very lucky Richard
Absolutely beautiful shot. The colour and light are sublime and the composition is perfect. Really fine!
EJWilkins: It was a magical moment or two Mary, and in perfect surroundings too
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 12 Nov 2010, 10:42
Wow great looking face
EJWilkins: Gorgeous isn't it. smile
You can't help saying aaaaahsmilesmilesmile Lovely shot Ellie, amazing to get this close
EJWilkins: Yep, that's what I thought too, and I was incredibly lucky
Lovely natural history shot Ellie.
EJWilkins: Pure luck Brian
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Nov 2010, 03:47
Looks alert but unconcerned...
EJWilkins: Yes, it was more inquisitive than anything, not in the least bothered.
A charming study, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks, I was lucky smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Nov 2010, 21:21
Oh,what a beautiful deer, its dark eyes and noble face -I didn't wonder if it were a person turned into a deer - I think of "Little Brother and Little Sister" by the Grimm Brothers...
EJWilkins: That's one Grimm story I didn't know, so I looked it up smile
Nice capture of these shy deer.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2010, 23:24
cracker, my dog chases them but is far too slow to get close, love this pic. mal

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