Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Three Deer

Three deer, photographed yesterday afternoon.

The doe closest to me clearly saw me and calmly stayed put while I ran to get my camera and took multiple photos.  She got tired of watching me later and resumed grooming herself.

Update:   I've relocated the photo of the three dears to a new place, one which I'll add to as I explore more of  Austin.

12 comments:

  1. Of course, she just had to look at you that way and she had to turn her ear that way - and now the one to the right has me thinking of Manet's Le déjeuner sur l'herbe...You lucky girl.

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  2. Le déjeuner sur l'herbe,

    wv condowit
    I am a condowit for ALL my past lives.

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  3. Oops, I added the comma by mistake:
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%C3%89douard_Manet_-_Le_D%C3%A9jeuner_sur_l%27herbe.jpg

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  4. Perfect association, Paula. (I might have said, perception, and been fully alliterative.)

    They were clearly scanning for threats. Apparently, a woman pointing a camera didn't qualify.

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  5. I meant to add: the deer really lunched on the grass--no picnic basket required.

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  6. Look at that dear girl pose. And I love the profile of the other. Is that an ocean I see in the distance? I'd better go look at a map -- where the heck is Austin...

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  7. AH, would you believe asphalt, or whatever road is made of? It's kind of freaky, these deer with no fear of humans.

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  8. These are clearly model deer and might be expecting a treat for posing.

    I love it when Nature cooperates with the camera.

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  9. Katherine, she seemed to be beyond treat-seeking, much more content and regal. (I can only imagine how pesky she'd be if she actually got treats.)

    I couldn't believe I actually managed to photograph this. Nature usually isn't so kind.

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  10. So should I mail the saddle purse here?

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  11. PA, no horses, just cars and bikes. Though there are plenty of horses in other nearby areas.

    Margaret, magical. But kind of scary: These are not teeny animals, and they can be quite fierce.

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