Following on from another thread where I posted a picture my father had taken of a sika hind I thought to post a few more pictures of deer that he or I have taken over the last few months. They aren't art but as we are all interested in deer I thought they might provide a diversion for some folks of a Saturday evening:
This is the full photo from which the sika hind was taken. Has anyone any views on the line up here? Is this likely to be 2 hinds and a calf or is it more likely an older hind, (front) a follower and a calf? Do sika do the "follower" thing where last years calf might still be following the mother?
This is another one my father took of one of the stags that arrived for the rut this year, I think it is a great picture though as was pointed out on AR he does look a little like he has just come from the hairdressers!
This is another stag that dropped by for a while and was still on the ground at the start of December:
This very small stag managed to hold on to a few hinds right at the end of November, he is posing here with a hind and calf. I got the feeling that he wasn't just hanging out with the hinds because he was too small to hang with the big stags but that he was actually in with a chance. Either way he looks a bit weird, like his head is too small for the body or something. Despite this he was in great condition right into December:
The last two were taken with my little point and shoot and so are not great as the shutter speed was in the order of half a second. Lastly here are 3 red stags on the Isle of Lewis. I took this in September and was actually fishing on the day I took it but it is my favourite deer photo of the year: