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    After a leave of absence I see the buck and the doe

    The last three weeks have been hectic for travel, with Africa, Dubai, Switzerland and Denmark on the agenda, but finally I've had a chance to get out with the camera again.

    This morning was glorious, with a heavy frost. I made my way down to the cover crop field and, sure enough, the older doe appeared. She has still clearly not given birth yet, but it can't be long. She crossed through the cover crop and reappeared in one of the adjoining fields.







    I was watching here when I glanced behind me and saw the buck now coming through the cover crop. He was intent in his actions, trotting enthusiastically through the crop only stopping occasionally to thrash the undergrowth. As he got closer he spotted the dogs and became a bit more cautious:













    Just as I thought he was going to come right up close he stopped about 70 yards away, stared intently, and clearly the dogs proved too much as he bounded away back through the cover crop. He's a good looking boy, and I'll hopefully get some better shots as we head towards summer.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Outstanding Dom, I always look forward to your photo threads

    It feels like we're starting to get to know your deer family quite intimately
    Tim

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    Stunning pictures

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    Top class. I always view your posts now! The doe is starting to look rather weighed down now.

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    Excellent captures.

    John
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    Many thanks all for the kind words.

    Once I get the current work travel madness out of the way hopefully I'll get a chance to catch up with them again. Looking forward to seeing the doe with kid, and the buck strutting his stuff in the rut!
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Call me a great big softie, but it can't be easy to bring yourself to shoot them after becoming so close to them, can it?

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