Saturday, October 17, 2009

Camera Critters: The Wounded Buck Recovers

I have had a lifelong fascination with whitetail deer and at times it seems that the only subjects I photograph are deer and elk. As a result today's Camera Critters photos are of whitetail deer.

Deer feed by grazing on grasses, or browsing on plant growth such as trees, shrubs and vines.
It is often to get a pleasing photographic composition of a deer while it is eating. Lets face it, a deer with its head buried in tall grass is not the greatest photographic subject.

Buck Browses On Unknown Species Of Vine

The wounded buck, featured in the post of October 5th, "Vanishing Bucks-Natural Dispersal Or Criminal Act", is recovering from his injury. Deer are social animals and the second photo for today shows he and his older sister "grooming". I frequently witness deer doing this and it seems to be a combination of nibbling and licking at the others coat. I have speculated that the nibbling is sometimes removing ticks from the other animal.


"Grooming"

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21 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cute photos of the buck. he is a handsome guy. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

What a stunning face he has.

Marci said...

WONDERFUL news!! We were worried about him. Thanks for keeping an eye on him. I'm sure you are also glad that your buddy is recovering. I hope people will leave him alone and he can have a safe and healthy life.

Very nice photos!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Willard: Those are wonderful captures of the deer in their natural surroundings.

sixstars said...

Nice photos and subject

Quilt Works said...

Sweet photo! Glad to hear the wounded buck is doing better. That original photo is still in my head. It really effected me.

Carletta said...

With excellent shots as this we don't mind one bit that it's deer or elk.
This guy has a nice set of antlers and I like how I'm almost looking into his eyes.
The second shot is a nice hug. :)
Hope you're having a nice weekend!
Carletta’s Captures.

Dhemz said...

great shots! they look so innocent....:)

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Oskar said...

Very handsome deer!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Glad to know he is recovering. I love the "grooming" shot.

sweet bay said...

It's good that he is recovering. He's a beautiful animal. Great picture of the mutual grooming. Horses do that all of the time too, usually to scratch each other's withers and backs.

SaraG said...

BEAUTIFUL photo's Willard. So glad to hear that he is recovering from his wound!
Take care

itsmynature said...

Ah but if you spend a life photographing just deer and elk, it is a life well-spent. As always, great work Willard.

I keep adding my website here because I can't seem to change it in linking.

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√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Thankfully the two are together and the one has recovered.

The Birdlady said...

I shouldn't stay away from blogging - I miss too much!

imac said...

Really fantastic shots Willard.
Pleased the injured one is on the mend too, really cute.

Tom said...

Hi Willard... Glad that injured buck is on the mend... it sure was a nasty wound. Again the pictures are as pleasing as the news and it is little wonder I stop by here to see you work... I await my next fix... Tom

Brad Myers said...

Willard beautiful photographs as always. I think I could live with only photographying elk and whitetail, they are two of Gods better creatures. These are both superb closeups of buck that I would love to get anyday.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That is such a wonderful shot of the deer grooming each other! I'm glad to hear the wounded buck is healing.

T and S said...

That 2nd image is such a beautiful capture Willard. Nice to know he's recovering.

madcobug said...

Greae shots! Glad the deer has recovered. Helen