Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Buck Stops Here

On Tuesday evening this six point buck strutted into my yard. I've seen him before but not this close.
At the same time our youngest fawn visitor and mama were in the front yard area just to the left of where the buck was in the above photo.
Hanging out in the backyard near the woods was our oldest fawn visitor and mama and a friend of the family.
Very close to and eyeing my Rose of Sharon bushes were these two. Notice the still golden red color of the deer on the left. The deer on the right has begun to take on the light gray color of winter's insulated coat.
The fawns and their mamas have been around all summer with other occasional doe making an appearance a couple of times a smaller buck as well. It's that time of year when we see more and more deer. For those of you anxious for cooler weather it's a sure sign fall is on the way.
All of these beautiful creatures were in my yard on Tuesday evening. A couple more got scared seeing me peeking out the window and tip-toeing around the deck and they ran away from their portrait session. Wait till the rest of the crowd tells them they missed their fifteen minutes of fame!!!! I bet they'll be back.
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27 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - what fantastic shots!

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness, what lovely visitors! I know some people find deer a nuisance, but I always think they're beautiful, and they always make me think of Christmas, snow and Santa- all things I love!
Beautiful photographs, Carletta, thanks for sharing them with us.

Joops said...

Oh wow, sometimes deers are not scared anymore. I found a fawn at the side of our church last week and she was just sitting there, relaxin hehehe. Great shots!

Thom said...

I really like these photos. They are beautiful :) Fifteen minutes of fame...LOL too funny. The seasons are changing that for sure :) Thanks for sharing :)

Janice Thomson said...

Love these photos - such beautiful animals. A doe visited me at twilight yesterday morning but was a tad camera shy :) How are you Carletta?

EG Wow said...

You have such luck taking photos of the deer in you yard!

chubskulit said...

They are lovely!

Pat said...

They may be common animals, but I still get excited to see them, and I'd be ecstatic to see so many in my yard! Great captures, Carlotta!

Dimple said...

These are great shots; I can see that the deer knew you were there! That is a very handsome buck!

Blessings!

Janie B said...

Such beautiful creatures. I can't believe people shoot them.

eden said...

Wow, great shots. What a delight to see these beautiful creatures in your backyard!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Such lovely visitors, Carletta!

onangelwings said...

Loads of Camera Critter shots in your own yard.

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Rose said...

Carletta, that is so cool to have all those deer visiting!

We have seen several fawns on our drives lately...they are so adorable@

Mimi said...

I'd love to be able to see that many deer on a regular basis.

Great shots!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, I love seeing the deer... That fawn is just so cute... AND--the buck is gorgeous. I saw a buck when we were in the Smokies on Friday--but didn't get his picture. Sigh!!!!

Thanks for another great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

cat said...

Gorgeous shots!

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the deer -- especially of the buck. I'll bet you'll have even more visitors once the word gets out about how well you treat guests in your yard.

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh! Carletta!! How wonderful! You're a lucky lady to see all this beauty in your back yard! I would love that!!


Junie

lisaschaos said...

What a wonderful family! Adorable!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fabulous! I'm sure they will be back when they realize they missed being stars of the blogosphere!

Your photos are amazing.

Quilly said...

Incredible shots. I especially like the way the buck posed for you -- very regal.

Rebecca said...

What a handsome buck! These could be the same ones I see in our yard!

Neal said...

Very nice Carletta. The fawn is especially cute. Both my brothers hunt but I could never shoot one of those unless I really needed the food.

Pat said...

They drink out of my birdbath here in the city!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

I wish there were deer in my backyard! What a handsome buck he is. And you got some shots of the females too I see.

Manz said...

"Wait till the rest of the crowd tells them they missed their fifteen minutes of fame!!!! I bet they'll be back." <- when they hear about the brilliant critter paparazzi, they'll be excited for the media exposure :)

Great collection!!

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