September 26, 2012

Oh, Deer

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This young buck was hanging out at Myakka State Park just before it started raining.  As we watched each other for several minutes, I kept looking for other deer. (Being a Michigan native, I know firsthand that deer rarely travel alone.)  Sure enough, when he started to trot away, a doe suddenly came into view.  The same ranger who I talked to about the silly great blue heron told me that 8-point and 6-point bucks were recently spotted in the same area.  I ended up seeing 11 deer that rainy afternoon -- the most I've ever seen here in Florida.

8 comments:

We are: clamco said...

What a great shot! You got the front AND the back. lol We had a mama and baby deer walking around our neighborhood last week. It was broad daylight and they were just strolling up the street. So weird! I wanted to
take their picture, but I knew just opening the front door would scare them off, so I just enjoyed watching them.

Andy said...

This photo proves it pays to have your camera with you at all times. Great shot.

Lois said...

He looks like he is posing for you! Beautiful shot. I once saw a deer near my sister's house in Maryland cutting through a busy intersection while we were waiting at a traffic light in the middle of town. I couldn't believe it!

Ali Crehan said...

What a wonderful portrait! Your focus is perfect - simply lovely.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Fabulous shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You just couldn't ask for a better pose SRQ.. how funny that you see deer and I see kangaroos, couldn't get more different if we tried oui!

Ernie said...

That is a beautiful shot! The DoF is perfect!

Roger Real said...

NICE! The weather made for crisp lighting, too.