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.

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Fallow Deer Group

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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!