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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 30th November, 2011) Views: 4,151 
Deer
 Deer   by David Barker  (Nikon D3000 70-300mm Sigma lens 1/125s F/5.6.)
Taken at Aspull /Haigh location, I went out early morning, mid afternoon, early evening for weeks, but it paid off in the end.

Comment by David Fairclough on 30th November 2011 at 00:06
That is amazing, well done David. If there is one there must be others


Comment by Julie on 30th November 2011 at 00:59
Lovely picture David, he seems to be looking at you..

Well worth the wait.


Comment by Ellen on 30th November 2011 at 01:37
Nicely captured David. We Just this month went through the Annual Deer hunting season in Ontario.In more than 40 years,I have not got used to the idea of butchering these creatures. Why hunt them with anything more lethal than a camera?


Comment by Mick on 30th November 2011 at 07:01
Nothing nicer than seeing a wild deer on the outskirts of industrial Wigan.

The feeling much better if its caught on a video that show its movement.


Comment by Jed on 30th November 2011 at 08:23
Good photograph Dave Your patience and persistence paid dividends.


Comment by john on 30th November 2011 at 08:37
well done david ,
i have seen quite a few over the yaers on my way to work ,biggest i ever saw was a massive stag in a field next to the owls standish


Comment by Harry C. on 30th November 2011 at 09:48
Good on you David, I've seen two on the old line Aspull, and one on the A6 on the way to the airport early morning, but wasn't quick enough with the camera. Got some crackers in Bushy Park though last month. Cheers H.


Comment by Catherine on 30th November 2011 at 11:47
Ellen, I know exactly what you mean. Where we live is quite rural and we can hear the guns firing during the hunting season. We had nine stags at the front of our house a couple of months ago. I always thought that they were quite solitary animals. It was spectacular to see.


Comment by irene roberts on 30th November 2011 at 11:54
I know people who have seen deer in Borsdane Wood, and Peter and I saw one at Viridor Wood a few years ago; it just ran out in front of us. Well-done for capturing this for us all to see.


Comment by Gareth on 30th November 2011 at 13:14
Saw one up to its neck in the canal trying to get out with its mate watching from the side . Luckily no idiots with guns came, just the fire brigade !


Comment by janet on 30th November 2011 at 13:45
Ellen, Catherine, I too live on the edge of a huge plantation and hate all the gunshots I hear.. It's one thing to kill, which I hate, but many times the animals just get wounded and die a slow horrible death.. I have a neighbour who kills animals for fun.. I can't stand to look at him... So Thank you David, for shooting with a camera, to give us all a lovely photo to look at...


Comment by dirty harry on 30th November 2011 at 16:59
you get a super cut of meat off them. mi mouths watering just thinking of it TELL WERE IS IT AGAIN I COULD DO A WALK UP THERE EARLY ONE MORNING.


Comment by tricia on 30th November 2011 at 17:32
Let us know when you are going dirty harry... a lot of people on here would like to run into you.
The hunting season is upon us here in Spain again and it is horrible here. At weekends they have been known to shoot dogs in front of their owners.As Oscar Wilde said... the unspeakable chasing the inedible.By the way dirty harry, may I suggest English grammar lessons?


Comment by Standisher on 30th November 2011 at 18:00
Course you could, you Numpty !!!


Comment by Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 30th November 2011 at 18:14
Harry.....if you wanted attention,here it is, don't talk silly.


Comment by owdkewyed on 30th November 2011 at 20:16
If Rudolph is the red nosed reindeer, what's this blue nosed one called???


Comment by mrs taylor & mrs bamber on 30th November 2011 at 20:20
what only 1 after all those visits


Comment by Ellen M on 30th November 2011 at 22:01
A lovely shot, I walked through Borsdane Wood for years with never a glimpse - must never have been early enough!!!


Comment by Fred Mason on 30th November 2011 at 22:26
Bludolph the Blue Nose Reindeer..???


Comment by tricia on 30th November 2011 at 22:34
Nice one, Fred! :-)


Comment by David on 1st December 2011 at 00:29
Thanks everyone,hope to photograph one in the open for next time,but they are very timid and excellent hearing,one slight noise and their off.Your right Ellen,Cathrine,Janet, beautiful creatures leave well alone, except for us photographers.


Comment by Wayne S on 1st December 2011 at 17:43
well done dave, nice to wildlife in my old stomping ground of Haigh


Comment by joan b on 1st December 2011 at 18:40
Aww! its cute. Well done bro, u got it in the end :)


Comment by KARL on 27th March 2012 at 23:13
Saw Roe Deer in Borsdane Wood, March 2012, nearly ran me over!


Comment by Mel on 20th August 2012 at 12:12
Saw Roe deer drinking from brook about half way through Borsdane Wood around midday on 15/08/12. It jumped onto opposite bank, stopped to have a look at us then loped off.


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