Richard Peters Photography


An early, misty morning with the Red Deer.
October 14, 2008, 6:50 pm
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7 a.m., I’m standing in the middle of a field of bracken, the sun isn’t up yet, it’s foggy and all I can hear is the roar of unseen Stags coming from all directions…this is what nature and wildlife photography is all about…! Go back an hour and a half, it’s 5:30 a.m. and my alarm has just gone off. A little voice in my head says ‘roll over, go back to sleep’, I’m so glad I ignored it…

Stag in runrise mist

Stag in sunrise mist

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Deer Rut 2008, the story so far…
October 12, 2008, 2:20 pm
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Well, not too much luck with capturing the action of the rut as yet…I’ve only witnessed a couple of minor scraps. But, I am having a great time getting shots of the deer in varying light/weather conditions whilst looking for the fights.

550mm, f7.1, ISO560

Female Red Deer in bracken

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The Red Deer Rut…
September 30, 2008, 12:09 am
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Yes…the roar of the male, the clashing of antlers and the worry of being charged by accidentally stumbling across one hidden in the bracken…the deer rut is upon us. I visited my local park in the hope of capturing the action. It appears we are a tad early though, so I had to settle for this Stag who had just bathed himself in a mostly muddy pond.

A very wet and muddy stag

A very wet and muddy stag

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Wild Foxes, part 2: Things are improving already!
September 1, 2008, 3:32 pm
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The foxes usually turn up at 7:45pm on the dot…this time they arrived so early they were watching us…! It’s only been a week but the opportunties and quality of the shots we could get has improved massively.

Getting closer

Photo ops improving. ISO 2000, 1/160

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A week on The Isle of Skye
September 1, 2008, 11:04 am
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A 654 mile drive door to door to spend the week in a cottage with the sea at the bottom of the garden, was it worth it? oh yes…

Nikon D3, 70mm, 1/650, f5.6, ISO200

One of Skye's stunning views

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Foxes in the dark with the D3
August 26, 2008, 12:23 pm
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Lets be honest…no photo taken at ISO 25600, f4 at 600mm with a shutter reading in the viewfinder of LO is going to be ‘good’. In fact when viewing these at %100 my reaction was along the lines of ‘bluuurrggghhh’. However, the fact the D3 could lock focus when I myself was even finding it hard to make out the foxes is something to be impressed by and has allowed me to capture the first shots in what will hopefully become a successful project to photograph foxes in the wild.

Nikon D3, 600mm, f4, 1/10, ISO 25600

Nikon D3, 600mm, f4, 1/10, ISO 25600

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The sky is on fire…right time, wrong place!
August 17, 2008, 7:05 pm
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  • stunning sky, check
  • camera to hand, check
  • interesting foreground…aaarrrggghhhh!
Sunset over Witney, Oxfordshire

Sunset over Witney, Oxfordshire. Nikon D3

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