Fallow Deer

Yesterday we visited Knole House in Kent, a National Trust property with a large deer park.

The deer were certainly not upset by the presence of so many people around them, although I still don’t understand why people insist on feeding the animals when notices all around the site ask you not to!

These are my favourite images from the day.


Fallow Deer Group


Fallow Deer Portrait

Both taken on the Olympus EM-1 with a telephoto lens at the 300mm end ( or thereabouts ). No tripod, but I did use a monopod for some additional stability.

Harlow Deer

Taken in the woods near Latton Common, Harlow, Essex. These deer roam this northern part of Epping Forest.

Olympus OMD EM-1, 75-300mmm lens at 300mm, tripod + wireless release, ISO 400 f/6.7 at 1/5 sec ( it was dark in amongst the trees and, in the main, they ( the deer ) weren’t moving about – just having a good look at me! )

Richmond Park

This in Richmond Park on Sunday.
It looks like the young Red Deer are already getting a little frisky!

January Favourite

With the New Year just around the corner I thought it would be worthwhile looking back and picking out my favourites from the 4,300+ images I’ve taken over the year ( more, actually – they are the ones I’ve kept! ).
So here is my January Favourite – a sika deer stag at RSPB Arne near Poole in Dorset.
He was definitely looking at me as I was looking at him!