Monday, November 24, 2008

Whitetail Buck: Frosty Morning


This morning dawned cold and mostly cloudy. With the thermometer hovering at a chilly 22 deg. F the fields were covered in frost. Take notice of the light coating of frost running along this buck’s spine.

Sleet and freezing rain arrived this afternoon. As I sit in my warm little office making this post with the rain falling outside, I am hoping to find everything coated in ice when Tuesday’s dawn arrives.
5:00AM update: our temps moderated overnight. It is 36 deg F this morning so no ice shot for me this morning.

10 comments:

DVM's Wife said...

You'll have some really nice pictures if things are covered in ice. I marked your blog for my husband. He will love seeing all of your wildlife pics!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a frosty day! I hope you don't end up with power outages as a result. This buck looks quite comfortable despite the weather!

Femin Susan said...

Hi,
Super....So breathtakingly beautiful presentation! Good Luck..
Welcome to my blog...

Leedra said...

Great capture! They seem to be right there for your taking. They are in the field behind our land, but too far to photograph, and don't come any closer.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

The poor thing looks frozen and it is only the start of the winter. :)

Shellmo said...

Your buck is defnitely on the hunt for something to nibble on!

fishing guy said...

Salty: He must be on a the trail of a doe.

Salty said...

Fishing guy is right; he is on the trail of a doe.

When you see a buck exhibiting this body language there is only one thing on his mind, mating.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my "Blue" post. It has been a busy week at work and there has been little time to blog.
I have now scrolled through your latest posts and I must say that I admire your wildlife. A lot of beautiful animals. Great!

photowannabe said...

Brrr it looks pretty chilly to me. I like the coat of frost on the coat of the buck. Awesome action shot Salty.