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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