Richmond Park Stag Rut 2009

Posted in deer, England, london, moods, nature, october, photo, Photography, relax, richmond park, rut, stag, surrey, travel, walks, wildlife, writing on October 25th, 2009 by wabisabipix

Kd deer rut 2009 7October is here again and Autumn is in full swing as nature pulls out one of its last ace cards before the dark days of winter descend.Yet again I find myself witness to the annual stag rut in Richmond Park Surrey near London.

The scene is set for one of the most spectacular and active periods of animal behaviour in the seasonal calender of the Park as male stags compete for control of the female deer and try to create harems with which to mate .The event provides some primeval and stunning action that has remained unchanged since time began and if you have a bit of seasonal mist can be  a very memorable experience.

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Armed with an Nikkor 300mm f2.8 and a 500mm f4 on a D200 body,I followed the herd for a morning observing the behaviour as the hours passed watching for any clashes and unusual behaviour.The Stags can be quite reactionary and the slightest noise can send them charging off at a perceived threat so its wise to shoot from a distance and give them space,it surprises me no end that people are frequently letting lose dogs and children to chase them!!

It is a stunning way to spend the morning and you get a bit of exercise as well.Heres a selection of pics I took so please enjoy and maybe consider a visit yourself.

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You looking at me!!!

All the best.

Pictures copyright Kerry Davies www.wabisabipix.com

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So you think you have a headache!

Posted in competiton, deer, England, nature, october, relax, richmond park, rut, stag, travel, Uncategorized, walks, wildlife on October 19th, 2009 by wabisabipix

Check out this poor chap showing the result of several weeks of rutting in the annual rut in Richmond Park near London.The ladies don’t seem too bothered however and the hornless chap still seemed to have a vast harem.Stag like this quite often prove to be the Boss however since their potentially lethal single antler quite often ignores the Queensberry rules when it comes to fighting!

Alls fair in love and war I guess!

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A few other images on a relatively fight free day,I guess the stags are a little knackered after several weeks of beating themselves up and chasing skirt!

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Pictures copyright:kerry Davies www.wabisabipix.com

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Windsor Great Park

Posted in England, moods, photo, Photography, relax, travel, Uncategorized, walks, wildlife, Windsor Great Park, writing on August 20th, 2009 by wabisabipix

A visit to Windsor Great Park near London  proved a photo feast for wildlife pictures using a 300mm f2.8 nikkor i snapped a feisty Heron and a Cormorant going about their daily errands at the Cows pond area of the park.

 

 

 

All the best.

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