Monday, January 11, 2010

Passing the Time

Two bucks, their crowns of antlers cast aside, pass the time grooming in the waning rays of the evening sun.


With the rut & the hunting seasons past the deer are able to relax and tend to the more important chores of life. Resting, feeding, renewing friendships, and trying to stay warm will keep the deer occupied until the warmer days of spring.



13 comments:

Meggie said...

Happy New Year, Coy! Your bird photos are spectacular...so crisp and clear. I love seeing them feeding as I look out my kitchen window. You are right, the deer certainly seem to be a bit more relaxed since hunting season has come to an end.

Elaine said...

Fantastic photos! I really like photos that show interaction between animals like this. You captured the moment beautifully.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Lovely creatures. I also liked the second ruffled up titmouse. That is a cute picture.

Montanagirl said...

What great shots (again)!! You sure do capture some beautiful photos of the animals.

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
I love these close-up... They are very nice and i guess that with the resting time of the buck, you will also maybe take some rest too ;-)

Kerri said...

Oh what sweet shots!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

"Sorry I intercepted that girl you were chasing..." ..."That's ok, man, I forgive you." ..."Let's go hang in Carl's field."

Tom said...

To excellent images Salty...

Marci said...

Amazing photos. All of the bird photos below are beautiful as well.

Misty Dawn said...

You know, you are one of my favorite photographers, and I also consider you a friend. So, I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a bit envious of these spectacular deer photos you get, especially since they are one of my favorite animals!

photowannabe said...

Wonderful images Coy. They really look like they arecatching up on old times...

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: Very cool.

HANNIBAL said...

These are fantastic! Again, such a close behavior shot, I don't know how you do it!