Saturday, 16 April 2011

Walk in the Woods

 In a break from work to combat computer fatigue, we went for a walk in Trentham Woods.  The day started with Buzzards reeling overhead and calling to each other across the sky.

As we walked along the path to the Oak Wood, we saw fallow deer in the distance.
 They were just visible, so I put a big lens on the camera and manually focussed the image to get over the interference from forest branches that plays havoc with the auto-focus on modern cameras.  A small group of hinds were resting deep in the woods.
They were fully aware of my presence, even though they were hundreds of yards away on higher ground. Some of them stood up on alert, ready to run at the slightest escalation of the visual engagement.
We moved away and hopefully the calm of the day was restored.

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