Friday, April 13, 2012

Morning Deer In Shadows

One morning last week hubby had a doctor's appointment and as I walked by the sunroom I glanced out the window to see two deer coming across the meadow in the dew covered grass. The backlighting of the morning sunrise put them in lovely shadows. You can tell that they see me standing in the window. They come underneath the big old oak tree in my backyard to find whatever bird seed the birds have knocked from the feeder hanging in the tree. They have in the past sniffed at the finch feeder you see in this shot.
It was a lovely way to start the morning.
(click on pics to enlarge)
Linking to Camera Critters and Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful! love the extra glow in that top shot!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sweet deer! Even though we have a lot of deer where we live, I never grow tired of catching glimses of them :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures of the deer, Carletta. You are right.. The light was perfect... I could tell that they could see you!!!!!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Marie said...

Oh, these are such sweet shots! Beautiful! Glad you liked my Harris Hawk pics!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Perfect start to the morning! You have the greatest yard.

Pearl said...

Oh, aren't they wonderful?! Lovely shots.

Pearl

Mimi said...

They're both gorgeous shots!
The first one has that "early morning" light quality and the second one with the 2 of them staring into your lens is so lovely.
Great moments captured so well.

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful shots! I would be in heaven to have that view from my window! The lighting is spectacular! Happy weekend to you!

Colin said...

Great photos. You are very fortunate to have these attractive deers in your yard, but besides sniffing the feeders, do they "sniff" your garden flowers?? ha ha!
It was great when I lived as a young boy in the country on the property and wake up and see the emus and kangaroos around the homestead and the yards. Now all I see are wretched crows and scavanging Ibis. Ah such is life, in "glorious" suburbia!
Cheers
Colin ( Brisbane. Australia)
Weather report: Absolutely wonderful, coolish and sunny ( so far!) 8.15am Saturday 14th.

Leenie said...

Backlit mornings my very favorite kind of photos. What a gift to have those deer pose for you so nicely. Way to have that camera ready.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: your backyard is GREAT for wildlife and I'm jealous. :))

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh!!! So sweet!

collettakay said...

Beautiful! Aren't deer so pretty?

Funny that you mention my name. I get everything but the right way. I've been called Carletta opun occasion :)

Colletta

WyTography said...

Oh, Carletta! That top shot is exquisite! What a blessing to have such a beautiful view from your home! Thanks for sharing such a lovely moment!

lina @happy family said...

Love both, but my favorite is the first one :)

ladyfi said...

Oh, what lovely light in your shots!

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Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful little guys!! And what great captures, Carletta! I, too, love the light in your captures for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Nature Rambles said...

So beautifully captured! Love your shadow shots!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots Carletta! That first one is absolutely magical. You have a wonderful view from your window.

Pat said...

They're so beautiful!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, such a peaceful setting and quiet surroundings. Beautiful.

Beverley Baird said...

How lovely to be able to see these from your window! Great shadows for the week!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words!

Cheryl said...

The deer looks like it's walking out of a fairy land in that first photo. Really sweet shots.

Andrew said...

So lovely to see..

colleen said...

Bathed in the morning myst.

Rose said...

I totally love that first shot! It is just wonderful!

Kelly said...

Great photos! Deer love the acorns under the trees in our yard when the dogs let them get that close. :)

Mama Zen said...

Perfect light! Wow!

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, these are lovely captures of the deer. The lighting is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend!

Ralph said...

The deer twins look majestic, their leggy shadows neat. They notice the photo artist, and want to pose. I am sure you captured their 'good' side here!

Amy Burzese said...

Great shots, Carletta. The light is beautiful.

Powell River Books said...

Your deer look curious. Today I took my Mom out for a walk and right in front of her condo was a deer eating grass in the green space in the middle. We stayed to watch until it settled down for a snooze in the sun. Such fun for my Mom who doesn't get around much because of her wheelchair. - Margy

Kala said...

The light in the top photo is just magical. Beautiful shots, Carletta.

John McElveen said...

Perfection!! You caught perfection my dear!!!

John

heyBJK said...

Really nice, Carletta! I just love the first photo! Gorgeous lighting!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Welcome, little ones! Welcome to Carletta's yard!

“More Dead Than Alive”

Kathy said...

It's always a treat to get a photo of deer!

Catherine said...

the light is indeed wonderfully effective...

Riet said...

Deer are such beautiful animals. LOvely shots of your visitors

robin. said...

such a beautiful first shot. love the early morning...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Magical romance in these scenes of deer strolling in the early morning wonders of light and shadow! Gorgeous photos!

chubskulit said...

We have seen big ones near our area, they are very brave wandering around yards in the neighborhood.

Visiting late from Camera Critters, hope you can take a peek at my Bunny entry.

diane b said...

They are so cute and the light is super. They are learning you and food go together. Hope hubby is not sick.

gtyyup said...

Beautiful lighting in the first photo...nice!!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love that top shot- early morning shots are the best!

Pia said...

Lucky you to have them as guests! The photos are heartwarming!

Kerri said...

Beautiful!

Connie Smiley said...

It's always a treat to see them, isn't it? Lovely backlighting.

Denise said...

How lovely!