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Posted by david fletcher on Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:57 pm

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:55 pm
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What a beautiful collection of images you are sharing with us, Dave. The mist and scenery make such a great setting for these handsome deer and you got such a nice variety of stags, hinds and fawns, and a lovely series of poses. I'm really enjoying your excellent results - and this is another beauty! Superb images all!

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by Ron Day on Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:53 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
What a beautiful collection of images you are sharing with us, Dave.  The mist and scenery make such a great setting for these handsome deer and you got such a nice variety of stags, hinds and fawns, and a lovely series of poses.  I'm really enjoying your excellent results - and this is another beauty!  Superb images all!

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I could not say it any better, Dave. Wonderful series — brilliant work. :)
 

by Debapratim Saha on Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:11 am
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Wow composition with the habitat and a nice mood here...very well done David!
 

by MalcolmBenn on Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:23 am
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Wonderful image David, love that habitat.
 

by John Spreitzer on Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:49 am
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Super sweet image Dave! Love the comp and the grasses really add!
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by david fletcher on Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:33 am
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All... Much appreciate your comments. My thanks
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by david fletcher on Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:38 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
What a beautiful collection of images you are sharing with us, Dave.  The mist and scenery make such a great setting for these handsome deer and you got such a nice variety of stags, hinds and fawns, and a lovely series of poses.  I'm really enjoying your excellent results - and this is another beauty!  Superb images all!

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Thank you Carol.  It won't surprise anyone if I said  I just love time with my old deer's..... Love their differences and differing characters.  (some bold, some timid and skittish, some curious)...  appreciated.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:49 pm
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Great composition and mood, Dave. You have some pretty cooperative subjects there.
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by david fletcher on Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:41 pm
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Axel Hildebrandt wrote:
Great composition and mood, Dave. You have some pretty cooperative subjects there.


Thanks Axel.  Get where you are thinking.  I like to think they are totally relaxed too.  Mostly, though, you can guarantee when they see people, these deer log it and walk away.  Seen that too many times. 

See this as sharing info.  I'll apologise now if it comes across as patronising, which would horrify me and not meant .  For some, new info.  for some old hat.. can't differentiate when writing so trying to cover all.

I'll try and sort of explain what these recent images are about, as deer, in each place, require differing approaches. 

Firstly, I'm probably at logger heads with conventional thinking in wearing dark clothing, as I am a sucker for full camouflage for deer.  Dark clothing will work, but I feel I get more, closer images and better feedback from deer in their faces, by my cover up operation.

Personally, I'm a what works for you guy, go for it.... Me, Nah!   I'll dress up.  I've had fully wild UK Deer come towards me, stomping on the ground but showing no signs of alarm, other than the bush they normally see in their territory not being quite the same shape.  It works for me. I have various outfits for Spring, winter, from Harkila, Deerhunter, Cabelas. 

When I was 10, I could stalk a deer to ten feet.  Now I'm am a crazy old coot, but still get away with it, other than I get to see their eyes, and sometimes, what they are thinking.  

Some places, you can get this with a 70-200. Seen that in the States.   In Scotland, providing I'm not in their comfort zone, some feed in the hard winter months will allow the images I want, but I'll expect to use a 500 +FL.  mostly, these are from distance.  

These recent images have been tracked over 5-6 miles.   Pretty sure I have been logged every time, but I always do the zig zag walk which gets me in the zone without alarming them.  Mostly, it works...   That and sitting down.  


phew ..  long answer.    

Apologies.  Got rambling.  But lots happening to get info exchanged, and on site, to get images...  :)
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david fletcher wrote:
Carol Clarke wrote:
What a beautiful collection of images you are sharing with us, Dave.  The mist and scenery make such a great setting for these handsome deer and you got such a nice variety of stags, hinds and fawns, and a lovely series of poses.  I'm really enjoying your excellent results - and this is another beauty!  Superb images all!

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Thank you Carol.  It won't surprise anyone if I said  I just love time with my old deer's..... Love their differences and differing characters.  (some bold, some timid and skittish, some curious)...  appreciated.


Well, this old dear is really enjoying your old deers, Dave.  :) 

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by Carol Clarke on Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:52 am
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Great composition and mood, Dave. You have some pretty cooperative subjects there.


Thanks Axel.  Get where you are thinking.  I like to think they are totally relaxed too.  Mostly, though, you can guarantee when they see people, these deer log it and walk away.  Seen that too many times. 

See this as sharing info.  I'll apologise now if it comes across as patronising, which would horrify me and not meant .  For some, new info.  for some old hat.. can't differentiate when writing so trying to cover all.

I'll try and sort of explain what these recent images are about, as deer, in each place, require differing approaches. 

Firstly, I'm probably at logger heads with conventional thinking in wearing dark clothing, as I am a sucker for full camouflage for deer.  Dark clothing will work, but I feel I get more, closer images and better feedback from deer in their faces, by my cover up operation.

Personally, I'm a what works for you guy, go for it.... Me, Nah!   I'll dress up.  I've had fully wild UK Deer come towards me, stomping on the ground but showing no signs of alarm, other than the bush they normally see in their territory not being quite the same shape.  It works for me. I have various outfits for Spring, winter, from Harkila, Deerhunter, Cabelas. 

When I was 10, I could stalk a deer to ten feet.  Now I'm am a crazy old coot, but still get away with it, other than I get to see their eyes, and sometimes, what they are thinking.  

Some places, you can get this with a 70-200. Seen that in the States.   In Scotland, providing I'm not in their comfort zone, some feed in the hard winter months will allow the images I want, but I'll expect to use a 500 +FL.  mostly, these are from distance.  

These recent images have been tracked over 5-6 miles.   Pretty sure I have been logged every time, but I always do the zig zag walk which gets me in the zone without alarming them.  Mostly, it works...   That and sitting down.  


phew ..  long answer.    

Apologies.  Got rambling.  But lots happening to get info exchanged, and on site, to get images...  :)


Lots of useful advice for anyone starting out in wildlife/deer photography in the UK, Dave.  Thanks for taking the time to give us your thoughts.  8) 

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by clement on Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:30 pm
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WOW Dave.. this is just super gorgeous, I have the Compo too..
 

by david fletcher on Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:40 am
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all, just a quick thanks for your time and thoughts.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:33 am
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So elegant, and so telling of your devotion to these beauties. Dave. Love your thoughts about them and your ways of approaching them. The settings and moods are just superb. Make a book! (Or a calendar, or a gallery or...) ;)
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by david fletcher on Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:23 pm
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So elegant, and so telling of your devotion to these beauties. Dave. Love your thoughts about them and your ways of approaching them. The settings and moods are just superb. Make a book! (Or a calendar, or a gallery or...) ;)


:)   Thank you Cindy
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