Sunday, 14 October 2012
Day 9 on the Moor
Another fine weather day on Exmoor, an 0730 start, which was rather chilly with the car windscreen iced over, but a perfect morning to get out and about!! My photographer friend Nick departed after a rather poor weeks weather, which was a great shame, as we usually get some awesome results, but this year it was not to be. So today my girlfriend Sarah accompanied me on her first day's deer stalking, the photo's we both took were not the best but we had a laugh, and we were constantly let down by other not so cautious photographers who continually frightened the deer away causing great upset to the Red Deer stags, and also to us, but that's just Exmoor at this time of year. I managed to get one picture of a group of hinds and one Stag with all his rights, a beauty but he lost a few females because of peoples attitude towards getting a picture at all cost, even though it causes stress to the deer. And finally I captured a young hind next to a tree in a dense forest of oak and beech trees, the light was poor but due to a ray of light I captured this lone image.