Saturday, April 18, 2009

Camera Critters: The Sun Returns


It seems there has been more gloomy weather than sunny this spring, and when it is clear there are sub-freezing temperatures in the morning. After two rainy days, Thursday morning was forecast to be clear and cool. I was anticipating a sparkling spring morning, but awoke to find the countryside cloaked in a blanket of dense fog.

I traveled to my favorite wildlife observation area and in time the fog began to lift. First a flock of turkeys appeared through the mist.


As the first rays of sunshine broke through the fog, a two year old buck and a yearling doe groomed and nuzzled one another.


As the fog lifted even more, it revealed the stunning beauty of an early spring morning. In a short time the leaves will emerge and this will be a lush summer-like scene.


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23 comments:

Beautiful Creation said...

Each photo is wonderful, but the one of the buck and doe is truly amazing. That is one of the nicest photos I've seen. Great job!

Flo said...

Wow, fabulous photos!!! I love the 2nd one.

Mine is up at my pet blog.

Indrani said...

Mesmerizing scenes.
The second touches my heart somewhere. :)

Pea in a Pod said...

All these photos are just stunning captures! Love that second one too;)

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Jedediah said...

Amazing pictures, I like the turkeys in particular.

imac said...

Wonderful Wonders from Willard.

pop and see the latest built Steam Engine = The Tornado.

Carletta said...

Always such wonderful shots of nature from you!
The turkeys have appeared in my yard again this week. It was what I was going to post until I got the deer shot. :)
The two deers nuzzling is as precious as can be - such a great capture.
It might not be lush yet but that water scene is still mesmerizing.

i beati said...

still fine shots despite the weather Sandy

floreta said...

the dear picture is very endearing! so sweet.

lv2scpbk said...

Love the deer photo. Looks like a tender moment.

Karen said...

Wonderful photos !!!

My favourite has to be that second one..

Well done !!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

These are all beautiful, Willard. I particularly like the one of the turkeys in the fog. Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

Oskar said...

Pretty deer!

Shellmo said...

The 2nd photo made me go aww!

Bradley Myers said...

You are a lucky man to have such a place Willard. Seeing your area through your lens makes this seem like a Disney land for adult wildlife lovers. Looking forward to the spring time new borns from your area.

T and S said...

Wonderful series Willard. The 3rd image is such a pleasing composition as well.

Philip said...

Willard not only are your photos excellent but your choice of words too, the buck shot has got to be my Favorite a true nature shot :))

fishing guy said...

Willard: Certainly nature at its finest.

Leedra said...

They are all good, but I especially like the water photo.

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Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Willard
3 great pictures, the bottom one reminds me so much of views I see out on some of my walks.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a stunning area Willard. I can just imagine what it looks like when the leaves are out on the trees. The two buck grooming each other is terrific and in your previous post, I love the dawn at Middle Creek. It has got to be my favorite time os day.

itsmynature said...

Nice series but I particularly like the two deer nuzzling. Very cool images and great capture!

Misty Dawn said...

Willard!!! Willard!!! I'm LOVING that deer photo more than words can express. Oh my gosh that is one of my favorite photos ever!