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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Fallow deer

These are fallow deer, a variety  which is quite common in the area in which I live. They can vary in colour from white through stages of brown to black. We have all colours here in Sussex.
While I was viewing a newly found heronry I was being watched by these two. Normally fallow deer are found in herds but these two seem to prefer each others company.

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  1. Good morning Mike!:) I have just been looking and admiring all your peregrine captures,...you got some super shots. Their hearing is so acute, and it's quite amazing that one heard the click of your camera, which I hope is working alright now. Lovely close images of the Fallow deer,.. such beautiful creatures, and a treat to see.

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    1. Hi Sonjia, This pair of peregrines look as though they will be nesting this year so I am geting excited about photographing them from my new vantage point. Take care, Mike.

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  2. Mike.
    I have never seen Fallow Deer of that colour, so thank for posting yours.

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    1. Hi Ken, Quite common in my area. Can often be seen at Pulborough Brooks. Mike.

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  3. Good morning Mike!:) Just a few days left now before we leave, bags packed, all our doctor and hospital visits done and dusted, and Mel has had her Rabies shot. I can't wait to get into the sunshine, and ease these old bones. Thank you for your best wishes, ...see you in June!:)

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    1. Safe journey, Take care, Regards Mike.

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Mike Attwood - Photographer

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Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.