Deer at Pitt River

It was a wonderful weekend for photography while out walking with the dog.  I’ve got lots of photos to go through and edit 🙂

I spotted a deer along the river!  It wasn't long before I realized there were two, resting in the grasses along the river. 1/500sec, f7.1, ISO5600
I spotted a deer along the river! It wasn’t long before I realized there were two resting in the grasses along the river.
1/500sec, f7.1, ISO5600

I’ve only seen deer along the Pitt River a few times, and each time it has been on the far side of the dike, away from the river.  Yesterday, I caught a pair of deer relaxing in the long grasses in the flats along the river.  Once they caught sight of me, they didn’t stick around long, but it was lovely to have the chance to watch them for a few minutes.

Deer

The deer was definitely watching me to see if I posed any danger to it. 1/500sec, f5.6, ISO3600
The deer was definitely watching me to see if I posed any danger to it.
1/500sec, f5.6, ISO3600
Always alert for danger - it was time to get on the move. 1/500sec, f7.1, ISO6400
Always alert for danger – it was time to get on the move.
1/500sec, f7.1, ISO6400
The leader and the follower. 1/500sec, f7.1, ISO5000
The leader and the follower.
1/500sec, f7.1, ISO5000
Once they decided to head for cover, they did so with purpose. 1/500sec, f7.1, ISO4000
Once they decided to head for cover, they did so with purpose.
1/500sec, f7.1, ISO4000
Wandering along the edge of the river, right towards the heron sitting on the stump. 1/500sec, f7.1, ISO2000
Wandering along the edge of the river, right towards the heron sitting on the stump.
1/500sec, f7.1, ISO2000
After heading off along the bank of the river, both deer soon disappeared into a small clump of trees. 1/500sec, f7.1, ISO2200
After heading off along the bank of the river, both deer soon disappeared into a small clump of trees.
1/500sec, f7.1, ISO2200

 

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