Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Deer Generations

Posted April 7 ,2010 by CDGardens

My deer picture collection continues to expand.

Last year, I did a small study of deer home ranges, because of some behaviors that became apparent to me having seen it repeated over many years.

One reason I have made an effort to take pictures is to use the images to follow from year to year the passing along of some traits...Making me wonder if it could be the animal I caught years before that exists in my digital archive when they were just a fawn.

The picture above is a family group I observed frequently in my backyard the summer of 2007. It consisted of a mature doe to the left, her twins, and I believe the daughter from the previous year nuzzling with the little red buck.

Taking a picture November 3rd,2009, of the buck below, because of his unique coloration, brought back memories of the "KoffeeKlatch" and the question - "Is this the little buck whose family raided my Cosmos?"

What a handsome creature he has developed into if in fact he is one and the same. Others have seen him and commented on his color too. My hope is he survived the winter so I might see him once again. ;)


SimplyOutdoors said...

Regardless if it's him or not, he sure is a handsome fella:)

CDGardens said...

Simply Outdoors - Yes he is a handsome fella and I hope he did his part in adding his traits to the gene pool. ;)

Marian Love Phillips said...

What kind of camera are you using CDGardens? Really nice pictures! I like the buck also...he is a beauty! Keep the pics coming! :)

CDGardens said...

Marian Love Phillips - Hi Marian! The first picture was taken with an Olympus C200Z and the latest one was snapped with a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. Both pictures went through a photo editing process "Auto Correct" to make it not as washed out. I also used a zoom in feature to get as close as I could, then cropped to make them
almost close enough to touch.

Thank you they did turn out nice. ;)