This time I will not bore you with a long story. Here is my favorite from last week when mother Fallow Deer stepped into the light followed by her little one.
When my alarm clock went off this morning, I hesitated if I should go as I was very tired and the idea/feeling to be out in the dark alone scared me a bit. This fear is more a kind of mindfuck (excuse me) as nobody is out there (mostly......one well hidden photographer almost scared me to death last winter) and it is only temporary as the fear always disappear as soon as I leave the forest and enter the heath area.
When I entered the area the sky started showing the first orange/red/pink colours and when I found my spot I started to catch the colours together with the moon. As I saw and hear some birds (geese) leaving and coming (spoonbills and herons) I walked to the lake and while I busy to 'catch' a pink reflection of trees in the water I noticed in the corner of my eye some movement. My first thought was that some people were walking in the water but it was strange that they had too much leggs. I switched the camera to the right and four deers were entering my image and world for one hour!
Although I was not hidden, the deers did not see nor hear me. I was standing on the other side of the lake and for one hour they were walking around in the water. Meanwhile the sun has risen and the soft pink light were gone.
From the same direction they had come from, they also disappeared. When I walked back to my car I was so happy and thankful for this beautiful morning!
On my way to work it often happens that I see a beautiful nature setting without having a camera and/or lenses in the car. Last Thursday I saw some deer’s in the middle of a field and the conditions were perfect: a red sunrise with a lot of fog. The deer’s were silhouettes in the red fog and I was a bit disappointed that I had no camera with me!
Yesterday morning fog and a sunrise was forecasted so I went up early and yes, the deer’s were there again but this time, unfortunately at the end of the field. The distance was about 800/900 metres, too far for a decent deer photo although I’m happy with the result.
After the deer’s went into the forest (again somebody with dogs was walking around) and I was busy packing my stuff, a deer was keeping an eye on me at 20 metre distance.......
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.