Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fallow Deer

The main purpose of my trip to London was to get some more deer photographs and hopefully of animals showing behaviour of the autumnal rut. It quickly became apparent on arrival that the majority of the antler clashing behaviour was over. Oh well there is always next year! There are two species of deer that can be photographed in the extensive London park lands which are the fallow and red deer. For this post I will concentrate on the fallows. This is a deer species that is not native but was introduced to the UK a very long time ago. Fortunately on the visit the sun shone providing some great photography conditions when combined with the autumn colours.
Being given the look! I always find it best to keep some distance between myself and a hormonal stag as they can be quite unpredictable at this time of year.Fallow deer show a wide degree of colour variation from very dark...

to almost pure white.I must admit it is then white coloured stags that always seem to catch my eye the most.

The young deer are much more active.
In fact you could say some some have a definite spring in their step

5 comments:

T and S said...

WOW...what a series, the first shot is a stunning composition...Thomas

kjpweb said...

Superb - so were the Capital Birds!
Great job!
Cheers, Klaus

Tabib said...

All the pics in this series are great.
I like that young deer jumping over the logs.
Happy Halloween!

Snowbabies said...

Love the first shot Richard, the lovely autumn colours match those of the deer but it still stands out well, great shot!

Paul.

Rich Steel said...

Many thanks for your replies which are appreciated as always. Autumn is one of my favourite times of year. Great animal and bird activity, stunning light (when it shows) and the fun of playing with some autumunal hues. What more could you ask for?

Cheers

Rich

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