Friday, June 20, 2008

Day 172 - Wildlife visitor

(taken with Lew's Nikon D40X SLR)

Looky who came to visit us today! I almost fell out of my chair! Having lived here for over thirty years, I've seen my share of deer... out in the farmer's field. Once recently, in the darkest of night, a slew of them came up to the fence, but this is the first time I've ever seen one this close in daylight. I was astounded! Isn't she a beaut?

Actually, she was a little thin - we could see her ribs - which probably explains why she came so close to civilization. Had it not been for what's left of the fence, she probably would have been in the yard, munching on my azaleas!

(taken with my Nikon Coolpix 4800 point & shoot.)

She moseyed along the fence in one direction, then turned around and walked back, stopping to feed along the way. Here, I caught her in mid-munch. I have another shot of her with leaves in her mouth, but I'll be posting it on my regular blog for Camera Critters on Sunday. Both of these were taken from inside the house. (I just love my camera!)


Karin said...

I love finding animals to photograph :)

bsouth said...

You are so lucky to have such beautiful creatures so close to you and to have the talent to capture them so wonderfully on film (well - digi-box but you know what I mean!)

Gawdess said...

beautifully done!!!!!

Desert Songbird said...

It's both fascinating and a bit sad to see nature and "civilization" collide.