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    Persistence pays dividends

    Well, I've been down to the cover crop a few times in the last week but really not seen much other than the muntjac on Saturday. Today, however, began bright and frosty, so leaving the house at 06:00 with the dogs I made my way down the track and positioned myself in my favourite spot, hoping to catch sight of the roe.

    Sure enough, at just after 06:45 two does and the buck appeared.





    They slowly made their way towards me. I was hoping they'd be a bit slower in order to give the light time to improve but, as ever, the deer weren't reading the playbook

    The leading doe made her way over and crossed the track about 40 meters from me. She could see me there with the dogs but wasn't overly concerned.








    With the doe having crossed over and appeared in the field to my left, the buck and the remaining doe slowly continued their progress towards me. The buck is now well on the way to being clean of velvet.











    Eventually the buck and doe crossed the track and so I switched my attention to the grass field they'd appeared in.









    They made their way to the far side where they were spooked by a dog walker and disappeared away over the skyline.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Just in case it's passed you by, the deadline for the BDS photographic competition is the end of this month.

    Lovely shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKenzie View Post
    Just in case it's passed you by, the deadline for the BDS photographic competition is the end of this month.

    Lovely shots.
    Thanks - I am just reviewing the portfolio!
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Some good stuff in there Dom.
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    Great photos what sort of camera are you using for these?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by gurus5000 View Post
    Great photos what sort of camera are you using for these?

    Thanks
    Thank you. I'm using a Nikon D300 DSLR with a Nikon 300m f4 lens attached.
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    W_G, I don't think you're actually a stalker at all. You're just using stalking as an excuse to perpetrate wildlife photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Marten View Post
    W_G, I don't think you're actually a stalker at all. You're just using stalking as an excuse to perpetrate wildlife photography.
    I'll have you know that I was out stalking on both Saturday evening and Sunday morning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    I'll have you know that I was out stalking on both Saturday evening and Sunday morning!
    I bet you took photos though...

    That said, who am I to speak? I only do just enough stalking to keep me in source materials to write stories...
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