Neighbours

roebuck for web

One of the joys of living where we do is access to the countryside. These images were all taken on an April evening after work. Roe deer fascinate me: they are woodland ghosts. Take your eyes off them for a second and they’re gone without a trace, and nothing seems a barrier to them. It’s said that of all the deer species in Britain (of which red deer are the only other natives), roe are the hardest to confine to parks – almost impossible because of their ability to jump fences, wriggle through gaps or (I reckon), teleport.

They are also eerily silent. Often they’ll freeze while they check you out – and if’ you’re not paying attention you might not even register them – which is often the case for my dog, not the most observant of animals.

Of course, I could do with faster, bigger zoom lens than I currently own, but I’m pretty pleased with these results.

 

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