Spring Roe Deer

I have been taking advantage of the good weather this week taking pictures on the superb light first thing in the morning. The problem with early morning light is that you have to get up and be on site ready for it coming. I was up at 3.45am to be i the area I use for roe deer. I wanted some images of the buck and the does. I was in my hide by 5:30am. There’s something eerie about sitting in a hide in the dark, your mind wanders and the dark plays trick on you. Your attention becomes focused.

Eventually the light came up and the deer put in an appearance. The early morning light was stunning and the deer stayed around for some time. They were quite close most of the session, sometime to close. They would stop and look straight at me when I shot a rapid burst of pictures, staring directly at the hide and me in it.

I managed some good pictures, here a just a few.

Roe Deer and Fawn
A young Buck
Roe Doe
Looking back
Roe Buck
Roe Buck "looking"

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Ron McCombe

I am a full time wildlife photographer living in the Scottish Borders. I do most of my photography in Scotland in the Highlands and Islands as well as the Scottish Borders. I also travel to Northern Scandinavia, North America, Canada and South Africa to photograph birds and mammals. I organize workshops and deliver illustrated talks on birds and wildlife. My work has been featured in many magazines and publication and I have written just one book so far entitled “Wildlife through my Viewfinder” which is a collection of photographs and the stories behind them. I hope you enjoy this blog and website. I will try to update it as often as possible. I have recently started a newsletter, if you would like to receive it please sign up using the button on the front page of my website www.wildlife-photography.uk.com

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