Montana Outdoors

December 1, 2010

In her element

Filed under: Animals, White-tail deer — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:45 pm

In her element



  1. I am so amazed at the beauty you get to capture… Terry this is gorgeous! What a sweet picture – though I hope you stayed warm getting it. (Hey – I have heat now!!) ;o)


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — December 1, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

    • Yay – Heat! Bet that feels better! I’m glad!

      Stacey, I get to see these things because I’m lucky enough to be able to be outdoors so much of the time.

      A far as staying warm outdoors;
      “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” ~ Sir Rannulph Fiennes


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

  2. She’s an absolute beauty!! Magical in the snow!!!!


    Comment by Marcie — December 2, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    • She is pretty isn’t she! She looks to be in great condition going into winter.


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 9:10 am

  3. Lovely capture of the deer in the snow. You must be the deer whisperer. I’m amazed how close you get to wildlife. 🙂


    Comment by Anna — December 2, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    • It’s just that I’m outdoors a lot and therefore have lots of encounters with them, Anna. That also leads to an understanding of them. I can usually avoid spooking them.


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

  4. A beautiful capture of such a beautiful animal!


    Comment by Barbara — December 2, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    • I’m very happy to have a camera good enough to get shots like that. It’s a typical White tail pose, but not everyone gets to see them that way.


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

  5. And doesn’t she look good there?
    I have to say that she sure doesn’t look afraid of you.


    Comment by sandy — December 2, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    • She was interested but not alarmed. I did nothing to infringe on her safe space.


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

  6. The deer doesn’t look too worried about you being there.


    Comment by Preston — December 2, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    • No, she was not worried. She had enough distance to be comfortable and some good cover to duck into, so she just satisfied her curiosity.


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

  7. Hi Montucky, What a special picture you have taken! I am thrilled by your snow pictures! No snow here yet but I guess TN is going to have some later (I hope) in the Winter. Have a great rest of the day and a fab. Friday tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 2, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    • I hope you have some snow this winter. It’s so nice to have all four seasons!


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

  8. Such a beautiful doe–and I have to agree she doesn’t look worried about you being there. Our deer get very skiddish during deer season (understandably so), and it takes a while before they will graze out in the open again. Today when I was walking out in the back part of our property I saw of herd of six deer–which promptly turned and crashed in to the brush as soon as they saw me. Deer season ended on the 30th, so maybe in a month or so they will feel comfortable grazing out in the open again.


    Comment by kateri — December 2, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    • The deer around here do make changes in their schedules during hunting season, but in this general area taking does isn’t permitted and they don’t get too nervous. There probably isn’t as much hunting pressure here either. Last week while hunting I walked up very close (about 30 yards) to a fork-horn White tail that wasn’t alarmed, even though he should have been. I wasn’t interested in him and so he was safe but I hope he gets wilder than that before the next season rolls around!


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

  9. What a beauty You captured in Your shot!

    Its color in this picture is quite same as the nature at background.


    Comment by sartenada — December 2, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    • Yes, she’s completely at home in her surroundings. When in the back country I nearly always wear camouflage clothing because I too prefer to blend in with the natural setting.


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

  10. Niiiiiiiice shot… (w/ the camera) heheheee


    Comment by Tricia — December 3, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    • The last few years I’ve done all of my shooting with the camera. Now if a 7×7 bull elk would show up…


      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

  11. She’s just the color of the snow and brush. This photo looks like a painting, such subtle colors, pretty.


    Comment by Candace — December 3, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    • That’s what I thought when I saw her standing there. Deer seem to have a knack for poses like that.


      Comment by montucky — December 3, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

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