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Missed shot
DeWitch - 18-10-2010 at 15:27

This guy was standing majestically, like he was posing, in my front yard at 10:15AM this morning.
I grabbed the Nikon and ran out on the front porch and could have had the most awesome photo since he was only about 25 - 30 feet away at that time...
BUT my camera card was on my desk - arrrgggghhhhhhh
Of course after he saw/heard me he didn't wait for me to go get it:(
So this is what I got after he went out back to go into the woods
too far away to get a good shot - I have many fantastic opportunities but always the worst luck

[bad img]http://i52.tinypic.com/r79ox4.jpg[/bad img]


marymary100 - 18-10-2010 at 17:16

Still fabulous scenery and flavour of the moment though. Maybe keep your camera by the door just in case he comes back?


DeWitch - 18-10-2010 at 17:25

Thanks Mary -
will definitely make sure the card is IN it from now on;)
Just put a brand new bigger one in

BUT
I so wish I could have gotten this one when I first saw him out front - his head was held high and his black coat was glistening in the sunlight.
He was like a big beautiful statue.
It would have been a most awesome shot definitely worthy of a big printout and framing.

There were three in our backyard last week.
A young bull, a cow and a small one. (too far away to get decent photos though)
Two days later the mom and the babe were back and they were "frolicking".
Too funny - they are so big and gangly.


marymary100 - 18-10-2010 at 17:44

:)


the bear - 19-10-2010 at 00:50

Quote:
Originally posted by DeWitch
Thanks Mary -
will definitely make sure the card is IN it from now on;)
Just put a brand new bigger one in

BUT
I so wish I could have gotten this one when I first saw him out front - his head was held high and his black coat was glistening in the sunlight.
He was like a big beautiful statue.
It would have been a most awesome shot definitely worthy of a big printout and framing.

There were three in our backyard last week.
A young bull, a cow and a small one. (too far away to get decent photos though)
Two days later the mom and the babe were back and they were "frolicking".
Too funny - they are so big and gangly.


Great photo DeWitch waveysmiley

It could be that a lot of wildlife will avail themselves of your lake as a watering hole, have you got a camea that you can leave set up on a tripod?


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Redwolf5150 - 19-10-2010 at 00:56

My 40D tells me when I turn it on if there isn't a card in it. My old Digital Rebel does not.

You can always try baiting him in. Moose are partial to apples, you know.

;)


DeWitch - 19-10-2010 at 02:25

Quote:
Originally posted by Redwolf5150
My 40D tells me when I turn it on if there isn't a card in it. My old Digital Rebel does not.

You can always try baiting him in. Moose are partial to apples, you know.

;)

Yeah it told me there was no card but I was already out there not wanting to miss the shot so he saw me and left before I could get the card and insert it.
There have been three others here that I have seen, and mostly like more since there is a lot of crashing around out in the woods, and deer too most nights. Tracks all over around the pond. Boo and I watched some out there through the french doors by moonlight the other night.
Apparently there is something here that they like already;)


DeWitch - 19-10-2010 at 02:28

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Great photo DeWitch waveysmiley

It could be that a lot of wildlife will avail themselves of your lake as a watering hole, have you got a camea that you can leave set up on a tripod?


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Thanks Bear - I did have it on the tripod a while back but took it off for some reason
and then didn't put the card back either
DUH


Redwolf5150 - 19-10-2010 at 04:34

I still say get either a bushel of old apples or a bag of seed corn, put it out there and then wait.

They will come.

:D


Katzy - 19-10-2010 at 09:12

I'm lucky enough to live just up the road from Dunham Massey

Took these with a Lidl Special. ;)


[bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/DeerPhoto0091.jpg[/bad img]
[bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/DeerPhoto0092.jpg[/bad img]
[bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/DeerPhoto0093.jpg[/bad img]
[bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/DeerPhoto0094.jpg[/bad img]

We don't get many of your lads, though, DeWitch!


DeWitch - 19-10-2010 at 15:00

Redwolf

Yeah I am sure they would come for the food even though there is supposedly an abundance this year.
BUT it is also hunting season and I don't want to attract them to be killed.
Deer are a limitless kill and 100 moose are allowed to be killed each season. Would hate to see this beauty get it or the others I have seen.


DeWitch - 19-10-2010 at 15:06

Katzy

AWESOME photos!
Beautiful animals too:)

We see a lot of deer and moose in our area but I am still amazed at the size of the moose every time I get a good look like I did yesterday.
He could have just "stepped" over our fence if he had wanted to come into that part of the front yard.


the bear - 19-10-2010 at 15:15

Quote:
Originally posted by Katzy
I'm lucky enough to live just up the road from Dunham Massey

Took these with a Lidl Special. ;)


[bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/DeerPhoto0091.jpg[/bad img]
[bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/DeerPhoto0092.jpg[/bad img]
[bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/DeerPhoto0093.jpg[/bad img]
[bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/DeerPhoto0094.jpg[/bad img]

We don't get many of your lads, though, DeWitch!



Are the deer easy enough to find at Dunham Massey? Whats the best time of day to find and photograph them?


Regards the Bear


Redwolf5150 - 19-10-2010 at 15:20

Quote:
Originally posted by DeWitch
Redwolf

Yeah I am sure they would come for the food even though there is supposedly an abundance this year.
BUT it is also hunting season and I don't want to attract them to be killed.
Deer are a limitless kill and 100 moose are allowed to be killed each season. Would hate to see this beauty get it or the others I have seen.


Post your land as "No Hunting Allowed" and that solves the problem to some extent.

;)


DeWitch - 19-10-2010 at 16:49

Quote:
Originally posted by Redwolf5150
Quote:
Originally posted by DeWitch
Redwolf

Yeah I am sure they would come for the food even though there is supposedly an abundance this year.
BUT it is also hunting season and I don't want to attract them to be killed.
Deer are a limitless kill and 100 moose are allowed to be killed each season. Would hate to see this beauty get it or the others I have seen.


Post your land as "No Hunting Allowed" and that solves the problem to some extent.

;)


Oh it is
but the land down the road beside us and across the road is all wooded and NOT posted.
Plus our land is open, if they are out there they are very visible to people/hunters driving by.


LSemmens - 20-10-2010 at 07:27

Good shots anyway, DW, I'd read through half the thread before I even realised that it was you who posted and not Jamie.


Quaver - 20-10-2010 at 12:06

Great photo DW and Katzy:clap)

As for the memory card, when I take either the battery or the memory card out, I always keep the compartment door openkewl_glasses


DeWitch - 20-10-2010 at 12:57

Thanks Leigh & Quaver:)
I am still bummed I did not get that shot when he was close & "posing".
Opportunities like that do not come often.

I too usually leave the compartment door for the card open but it must have been out a while and I must have unwittingly closed the door so I wouldn't snap it off. I think I may have been searching for the new card, couldn't find it and got distracted with something else so never put the old card back.

DUH Witch


DeWitch - 23-10-2010 at 22:28

Mama & Baby moose are outside the big window in the new room munching trees:)
I was reading the mail but Magick told me they were there.
Naturally it is too dark for pictures now, but still fun to watch them.


Katzy - 24-10-2010 at 19:34

Quote:
Originally posted by the bearAre the deer easy enough to find at Dunham Massey? Whats the best time of day to find and photograph them?


Although a lot of the area is restricted, so that the deer can hide, if they want to, I've never, ever been there and not seen deer.

They're quite sociable, when they feel like it.

I'm damned sure that they actually pose, sometimes, if they see a camera. :)

Best time of day?

Depends on what sort of shot you're after and what your camera's like.

Although mine's a cheap Lidl special, it has "Nightshot" capability that's really rather good.

As long as there's a little light, it gets a shot.

I actually prefer to get pictures, there, when Autumn's in full swing, because the colours are wonderful and the deer have the full antlers going-on, coz of the rut.

I'm not a great fan of the National Trust, for reasons that I won't bore you with. But, they do a damned good job with Dunham Massey, I have to concede.