Sunday, August 26, 2012

Whitetails of Shenandoah

Motherly Love
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Joan and I spent Friday and Saturday in Shenandoah Park looking for and photographing deer and butterflies and scenery.  The weather was predicted to be partly cloudy and warm, but it was heavily overcast and we experienced some rain and heavy fog.  I welcomed the overcast skies as it provides even filtered light for photography.  We had fun on Friday with a couple of very large bucks and then in the evening we watched and photographed a number of does and fawns. 
Handsome Dude
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The above buck was one of a pair that we found in one of our favorite spots.  I followed the two through the woods for a couple of hundred yards as they fed along. the second one is below and I believe I photographed him last fall in the Meadow.  He has distinctive brow tines.

Photogenic One
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One doe and fawn spent quite a bit of time in front of me and actually almost walked right up to me. 
Curious Deer
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Until Next Time

Jim Borden


Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Jim! What beautiful pictures...awsome!! They are extra special because you are such a good photographer...thanks for sharing

Willard said...

Beautiful shots, Jim.

Your first buck is the nicest one we photographed on Saturday morning. We saw a few smaller ones, but all in all deer sightings were off.

We saw the biggest buck you photographed down the drive toward Milam gap on our trip two weeks ago and didn't get any pictures as he was along the road and went in the woods quickly, but I believe you are correct that it is the same big 8pt we photographed last fall.

Whole Sale Toner said...

I love those photos..... thanks for sharing......
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Miss Kodee said...

Hard to believe you got so close. Beautiful the the soft grass around the pair.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They really are majestic. We have blacktails here and they're much smaller....

Noushka said...

A species I have yet to see!
Well done!