Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Deer for Outdoor Wednesday

While driving along an old dirt road taking a shortcut to my favourite pond to look for Canada Geese an adult deer suddenly, safely crossed the road in front of me. I say'adult' to suggest that the smaller, younger looking deer still on the roadside did not cross but hesitantly stopped by the road edge giving me a beautiful view of its distinctly marked feature of a white eye ring. I assume that this younger deer was with its parent deer. This younger deer wanted to follow but it kept looking at me in my car and then made the wiser decision of turning back into the woods that it had just came from, giving us a view of the source of its species name. 'white-tailed deer'
But then again it had second thoughts, perhaps I didn't appear so threatening to it after all and so it returned again to stand by the roadside seeming to yearn for the adult deer that had already crossed before it.,This was my cue to leave before anything disastrous happened and I did. Perhaps I will encounter this beautiful woodland creature again as I take this dirt road route often and this morning I will go that way again, driving carefully, being on the look out for the sudden appearance of a deer on the road in front of my car.


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7 comments:

LV said...

That is a great "deer" feature for today. I think they are so cute and do not understand how someone wants to shoot them. You were lucky to get such good shots.

madcobug said...

Great shots. Thanks for sharing. Helen

Dianne said...

you really got some amazing photos
what sweet beautiful faces they have

eileeninmd said...

They are so cute, great shots!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Wow! Fabulous photos of the white tailed deer! This is the correct way to shoot a deer! Great job!

~ Tracy

Becky and Gary said...

Outstanding shots Ann. I love those beautiful eyes.
B.

Mary said...

How beautiful! I love encounters with deer as long as they aren't on the road. This is a beautiful one.