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Monday, 31 October 2022

Young buck

Young buck having a snack, before he spotted me!
Nikon D8650 ~ f5.6 @ 1/400 ISO1250 & 300mm






New Looks like rain deer.

New Looks like rain deer. Last few to be edited
Nikon D850 ~ f6.6 @ 1/2000 & ISO640 with 550mm







Saturday, 29 October 2022

Stags and deer.

Low sun in the evening and using a Nikon D850 with a 600mm lens (hand held) Nikon D850 ~ f6.3 @ 1/2000 ISO2000




 

White Edge, Curbar

A few pics taken along White Edge near Curbar, mostly early morning or sunset. 

All with a Nikon Z7ii











Deer - White Edge, Curbar

A few more pictures of Deer on Whited  Edge near Curbar.  

Very tricky, deer can apparently smell humans from up to a mile away, plus they are blessed with good eyesight, and would normally move away before anyone even spotted one.  However it's rutting season, so they have  other things on their mind and are a little distracted... 

However this can make them aggressive towards anyone  stepping on their patch so have to keep some distance when find a herd.  Out on the Edge there's no tree cover to hide behind or to use for safety - everywhere is so open. Also the deer are very good at blending in, I literally heard one last night and hadn't even seen it coming.








Deer - Curbar Edge

Walking along Curbar Edge over several early mornings and later in the evening to try and capture a shot of the Stags during rutting season. 

Not easy - they are still pretty aware even when so distracted, and can sense anyone approaching. All taken with a Nikon D850 using a pretty high ISO and a 600mm lens

















Pochards

I'm no expert, or twitcher, but apparently the red crested Pochard isn't that common, and originally thought to be rare - maybe you know...?

All I know is that this pair created a fair amount of interest, and I was told that the British population of Siberian Pochards may have originally been escapees. The male, when upright, reminded me of the penguin-duck out of Wallace and Grommit!








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