I met these delightfully graceful animals recently, while taking a short walk through Wollaton Park, Nottingham. They roam wild here, as they have done for over 400 years. They can run as a pack, while hardly making a sound!It's kind to share!
While out for a few minutes’ walk in Wollaton Park yesterday, I hoped I’d get a picture or two that weren’t just the same old ‘autumn’ shots. The light was fading fast (and the park soon closing) when I came across this scene. It seemed a bit symbolic – as another year is nearly through, and autumn is well and truly here, these young deer remind us of how new life has entered the year, and how we shouldn’t give up hope in times of adversity and so much suffering in the world.
As the light fell, and the evening grew colder, they moved with incredible gracefulness – and silence!
We’re back again, of course, to my beloved Wollaton Park, Nottingham, where deer have roamed wild for many generations. (Of deer and humans, that is.) This situation – fading daylight, moving subject, desire for high quality image and reasonable depth of field) had me wanting to replace my trusty but now dated DSLR with one giving improved performance at high ISO settings. (New one will have to stay on my wish list for a bit longer.)
I think the adage is true: children and animals are both, indeed, hard but rewarding subjects for any photographer – and the perseverance is worthwhile!
The word ‘deer’ incidentally, comes from an old word for an animal; a wilderness was literally a wild-deer-ness!
This post continues my response to the Alphabet Photography Challenge.It's kind to share!
This scene was one of the highlights of a walk in the rain, on Friday evening. It’s always marvellous to watch how gracefully these creatures move. Perhaps the absence of crowds of people made them less afraid. As I slowly approached, they didn’t seem to mind.
The light was starting to fade; I had to use a slow shutter speed, and there will be some evidence of subject movement!