Saturday, December 24, 2011

Deer and Geese

"DO" a female deer, taken from the sound of music, and with the number of deer that we saw grazing on the Meadows - D7K_1054 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000At Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge, brought it to my mind.
We arrived before sunrise, parked in the parking lot and searched over them Meadows.  There were a number of white-tailed deer all grazing spread over the entire meadow.  Most of the deer were does and yearlings (because of the difference in size), however, there was one beautiful 6 pointed buck also grazing.- Buck head 2 D7K_0853 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000- Buck head D7K_0849 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000  - D7K_0858-Edit-Edit December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000looking with the binocular's you saw deer appearing from everywhere, they were coming out of the woods and up from the marsh.  Most of them were unconcerned with the presence of people.  In fact, as we walked down the road with our cameras, lenses and tripods, there was a pair of deer that was within 20 feet of us.  I have to take my converter off of my lens and even step further back in order to get a full frame picture of the deer.- D7K_0921 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000- D7K_0943 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000- Here is looking at You D7K_1063 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000
Later in the morning, we traveled down to Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island to see what we could observe and photograph.  In the previous blog, I had post the video of the ocean, which was one of the interesting subjects that we found.  The most common bird that was making its presence known was the Canada Goose.  Large flocks were flying all around, honking their hearts out.  At one of the ponds that is  on Ocean Drive, there were a large number of geese swimming around and on the little island.  Geese were coming and going, - Canada LandingD7K_1247 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000which gave us a chance to do some flight photography.- Canada Geese Flock D7K_1121 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000- D7K_1129 December 22, 2011 NIKON D7000
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One of the best pictures that I obtained was a flock of geese that had just taken off from the pond and I caught the flock, all with the flap of their wings down, and the leading goose with its mouth open.  It was asynchronous flight and the lead goose was Colin out the stroke.Canada Geese

I also want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday
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