Monday, April 13, 2009

Leaping Deer: Another Take

After the near miss of the deer leaping the fence a few days ago I knew that I had to give it another try when the situation again presented. I felt that I was ready to do better the next time having learned how the deer would respond in this situation.

These deer have been frequenting a pasture field on our family farm. They are accustomed to my dad driving the John Deere Gator about and scarcely pay it any attention unless it is driven too close while they are enclosed by the high tensile woven wire cattle fence which has an average height of 54 inches. When the deer notice the Gator getting too close they will casually walk to the fence and leap to the other side.


I waited until we again had a bright sunny evening with the deer feeding in the pasture.
Slowly approaching the deer with the Gator, I stopped and readied the camera when they reached the fence. Obligingly this young buck took the leap as I fired two frames.


Mission accomplished!

Soon the deer were peacefully feeding in the adjoining hay field; no longer feeling threatened as there was no fence to impede their escape if it became necessary.



15 comments:

Richard said...

Can't believe you actually was able to get another change at the pictures. Great catch.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow!Great shots.The deer are so graceful.
Blessings,Ruth

Happy Days said...

Beautiful photos of their leap! They can really get up high and tuck those feet in! Great shots!...debbie

Montanagirl said...

Good work! You nailed it.

Abe Lincoln said...

To me it is amazing they can do this and some very small fawns make the same leaps to stay up with mom.

Gobsmacks

photowannabe said...

I thinks its amazing that they can do this without a running start. They must have springs in theor legs...

Leedra said...

Great capture!

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Steve B said...

Nice images. It's good to have a vision of what you want and them getting it.

Meggie said...

You are one patient guy, Salty! I guess you have to be to get such interesting photos...

Chad Oneil Myers said...

This first image is my favorite...that's some "Air Time".

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent images Salty..

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a neat series of shots, outstanding view of the little buck.

Ivar Ivrig said...

A small leap for deer-kind, a great leap for mankind :-)
A great capture, Salty

Chris said...

Woooow, amazing, simply amazing... Gosh what an action... Wonderful!!

Kelly said...

Wow!! That is so cool.....