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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Early morning.

Got up before sunrise on Sunday morning to see if I could get some good shots of the sun coming up. As I was about to open the gate to go out of the farm yard into the field I saw three Mountain Reedbuck, standing in the newly harvested wheat field, quite close and undisturbed by my sudden arrival. Looking around I saw three more, in total six one of them a ram and one young one.


Mother and child.


I had my four dogs and one of my landlords dogs with me but they were so busy with their noses down sniffing all the night scents that they were unaware of the antelope. This gave me lots of time to take photos.

 
They were as interested in me as I was of them, with every click of the camera shutter  their ears twitched. It was almost as if they were posing for me.

Only after about 20 minutes when it was much lighter did the dogs become aware of the Reedbuck, and the chase was on. The antelope easily outpaced the dogs, but they had fun and came back after about 10 minutes with happy grins on their face.

The sunrise? well that was a bit of a let down.

4 comments:

Joyful said...

What a gift to see these deer in the early morning light. A gift to you, a gift to those of us you shared it with and a gift to the dogs for getting a good run out of it. Have a wonderful day.

Gorges Smythe said...

We have white-tailed deer here, common as fleas. They're pretty to watch, but terribly destructive of crops and flowers and shrubs.

Jo said...

Wonderful to see these buck in the early morning light and that you could photograph them so well. I was just worrying about you when I saw your post. Thank goodness for blogger which keeps us in touch! Love and blessings, Jo

Pumice said...

The sun will come up again tomorrow but the creatures may be far away. You had fun. The dogs had fun. The creatures had fun.

Win.Win.Win.

Grace and peace.