Woodland photography and some deer


This post is a continuation from last week's photo wander. Once the sun was up I headed into the woods, as a nice amount of mist had permeated into the wooded areas.



I mentioned komorebi in my previous post, it's the Japanese word for light rays filtering through trees. There were light rays everywhere, it was very beautiful.

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Some hinds were walking through the trees in the distance. I didn't want to disturb them, so I popped on my telephoto lens and took some shots as they breakfasted on some of the low hanging oak leaves.

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Walking back into the open, I met this amazing stag. His new antlers looked gorgeous - all velvety and rounded. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the new antlers grow - it was only a few months back when they shed their old ones.

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Wildlife photographers travel here from far and wide in the Autumn, to photograph the stags during the rutting season. I prefer them at this time of the year, when their antlers are covered in beautiful velvet and without the intense (and slightly terrifying) fighting.

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By the time the rut arrives, he is going to be an impressive opponent. The velvet will fall away, and his antlers will be pointed and deadly.

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The sun was well and truly up now. As I headed back to my bike, I took one last shot with my telephoto lens, of the beautiful backlit grasses.

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Stunning morning out, using good lenses not disturbing the wildlife gave brilliant set of photography.

Thanks for sharing,

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It was an absolutely gorgeous morning. Such a joy to be out with the camera! Glad you like the photos Joan! :)

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Woods are exciting places to wonder around never knowing what one might see, your captures are stunning!

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They most certainly are. Almost magical!

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Captured the mood with mist, trees, grasses, deer and my favourite the stag (2nd to last photo).

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He was a very photogenic stag. I think he knew it as well. ;-)

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Wonderful pictures, each of them, the mysteries of nature are beautiful and attractive!

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Thank you! Mother Nature is the best artist. :)

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always! ...although it cant cook !PIZZA 😎

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well noted! if there was no real sun, initially -- there would be no these little cheesy smiley suns as well. (not sure if all the grammar of this phrase is correct?.. sequence of tenses always was a pain in the school, and still is not my long suit ) 🍀 😊 🍀 😊

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I have no idea what sequence of tenses even is @qwerrie! Your English grammar is probably better than mine. 😄

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oh.... 😱 harsh times! 😂😂😜

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Oooohhhh, those velvety antlers look lovely... My fav is the one reaching for the low leaves

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The velvety antlers are so beautiful. I love the deer at this time of the year. The tree nibbling are my favourite ones too. :)

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Wow. Really liked these photos. Specially the first ones with the mist. Truly great work.

Just a clarification, you mentioned the Japanese language. Is this in Japan?

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Glad that you enjoyed my photos. They are taken in a London park, not Japan. I thought that the word for light beams through trees was very appropriate and interesting, as the English language doesn’t have an equivalent. :)

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Just making sure heheh Checked your site as well... following is what I say.

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Hehe well I can see how my wording could have been misleading. Sadly, I’ve never been to Japan. I’m sure that it’s very photogenic though. :)

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The recording of these images is wonderful. The sun's rays are beautifully recorded. Excellent telephoto lens

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Thank you so much! I was very lucky to get so much lovely mist. It’s quite scarce in the summer months.

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Fantastic photos!

I like the misty ones :)

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Thanks so much @tdctunes! It was a very lovely misty morning.

Thanks for the !PIZZA :)

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I think you could find mist even on a clear day!

Great work as always - thanks for sharing!

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Now that WOULD be a skill. The misty mornings are scare this time of year sadly. It was super nice yesterday morning (I've seen photos on Instagram) and I had set my alarm. However, I had only just got back from 10 days holiday and I was soooooooo tired I just couldn't face getting up. So that's a rare opportunity gone. :)

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Well done on taking a holiday! (I'm assuming it was nice?) and well done too on having a lie in! Misty photos can wait and if there is no mist I'm still thinking of ways to make it!

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Yes it was very nice thank you. We had a bit of a hectic schedule, and so it's good to be home too.

In the absence of a dry ice machine, I'm thinking I should probably try and take more photographs without mist in them. I took my camera away with me, and although it wasn't a photography trip, I did enjoy taking photos just out and about on hikes. The different subject matter was very refreshing (although they're probably not my best photos :)

With that said, I am always interested in your fake mist ideas! 😁

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These are great. Love the atmosphere in the first shot.

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Thank you so much! The mist and light really were sublime. I was lucky to get such good conditions. Summer mists are much less common than in the other seasons. Glad that you like the photographs. :)

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Oh man. You are soooo good with the mist! I can never get it right. (That and I never get up early enough.)

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Thank you very much! That’s a lovely comment. I do love taking misty photos, so I get lots of practice. The early starts are a bit painful at the moment though. At least it’s nearly the longest day!! :)

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Seeing them in velvet is my favorite time as well. Lovely pics!

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The velvet is amazing isn’t it?! They just look so perfect at the moment. I love the calmness of the summer months. Really glad that you like my photos. :)

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Lovely photos! I especially like the komorebi, the light rays filtering through the trees ❤️

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Thank you @sssandra! Light rays and trees are such a good combination. Glad that you like my photos. :)

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