Dec 5, 2011

Early Morning

I took a walk early Saturday morning.

I brought my new camera with me in the hope of capturing some deer.

As I walked, I realized I can now tell the difference between the sound of a squirrel moving through the woods and a deer.  You might think that would be a no brainer, but for the longest time, any rustling I heard made my heart skip in the anticipation of seeing a deer.

First, I heard a squirrel.  I wasn't fast enough with the camera to get him.
A short time later, I heard a deer.  I crouched down and got my camera ready.  The rustling became louder and louder.  She was running straight at me!  My nerves got the best of me and I stood up.  She, of course, stopped in her tracks and bounded off in the opposite direction. 
Maybe next time I will stay put and get an amazing photo of a deer leaping over me!

A little while later, I saw her and another doe playing in the woods.  They were jumping at each other like two puppies.   I didn't even try to snap a picture--I just stood there enjoying them.

I did manage to get these photos of the beautiful winter foliage though.  I was able to sneak up on these plants with no problems--I'm a cagey one like that.