Thursday, February 6, 2014

White-tailed Deer

Bird feeders attract more than birds! One of my favorite visitors are the White-tailed Deer that frequent our yard.


These images were taken up at the family cabin in Lakeshore, Minn. I love how the setting sun creates a nice soft glow in the background with the birch trees. It's even coloring the deer's fur on her neck.

I found the shot below pretty interesting. It was taken five minutes after the first shot, from a different angle. The setting sun actually has created a bit of an orange halo along the top and right side of her head. The funny thing? The sun is setting to her left, not her right as it appears, and there's nothing really for it to reflect from on the right side - other than the snow. Pretty neat!


19 comments:

  1. Wonderful photographs of a beautiful White-tailed Deer! Lovely lighting. We have 9 that visit our feeders regularly.

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    1. ooooh - how fun, Julie! As always I so appreciate your kind words. Hope you're doing well!

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  2. That is a beautiful visitor!!!What a nice sight to have around:)

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    1. Thanks, Chris! I love how fuzzy they look.

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    1. :-)

      I think your blog is one of the few social media things I've kept up on the last few months, Dan. Looking forward to seeing you for spring banding - if we ever get spring!

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    1. Thanks much, Kerri! I love seeing your photos come through on my Instagram and Twitter feeds - I've tried to keep up w/those...

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  5. Best kind of company. Come and go without tramping mud on the carpet :O)

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    1. Ha! So true. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thanks so much, Brain. I drool every time I go to your blog... you have an amazing talent.

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  7. Oh, WOW - that 2nd shot is stunning!
    I love how thick coated & soft the deer look this time of year here. My dad has had wild turkeys (we weren't used to seeing them in our part of the state until they started appearing in the past couple of years) and deer at his feeder in his yard, just a few feet from the window. He had 8 grouse at one time in the decorative crab tree right there as well. They also watched a bobcat walk down their driveway for about 100 yards the other day. Hungry animals this time of year. What a winter! (Even by Minnesota standards.)

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    1. Hi Amanda! Thanks for stopping by. I've been avoiding social media for the past few months (I do it for work and my burn out level is amazingly high) but I'm looking forward to catching up with your blog. Sounds like your dad has a beautiful piece of property!

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  8. I'm so glad someone writes about the beauty of deer; and takes such great images. I changed my blog's name and URL. It's http://thetropicalfloweringzone.com

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    1. Maria! Hello! I've missed seeing all your beautiful photos - helps me escape the winter "blahs" up here :-) I'll update my feed - thanks for letting me know and sorry I missed that - not been online much lately... Hope you're doing well!

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    2. So many complaints about deer being harmful, I'm glad someone is able to portray their beauty!

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  9. You're so lucky to have such visitors visit your doorstep! Nice shots.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting!

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