|Badger, Meles meles|
Just a few quick pics from the last few days this time, a bit of a mix. Above is possibly one of my favourite Badger photos at the moment. I changed the exposure and metering in the camera to emphasize the harsh shadow and still keep the detail in the lit side of his face.
A few photos of our polecat kits, they are growing quickly aren't they?
|Polecat Kit from the Left|
I do a lot of photography with the animal looking into the frame... for two reasons really, one I just like it! And two, it gives Liza space on the opposite side of the animal for text for advertisement and articles.
|Polecat Kit from the Right|
So here is one of a kit looking in from the other side too :-)
|The Beautiful Susie|
While photographing the kits, I couldn't not miss out on spending a bit of time with Susie. Same as many I already have of her, but she is so beautiful I couldn't resit another portrait.
|Red Squirrel Stare|
We had a few walnuts, so I gave them to the squirrels for something a little different to what they are used to.
|Wide Angle of a Squirrel with a Walnut|
They have had walnuts before, so they knew what to do with them.
|Red Squirrel with a Walnut|
I particularly like this one as it shows off the remaining wisp of his ear tuft :-)
|Mother and Calf|
One of the evenings I spent a bit of time with red deer, mainly trying to get a few photos of the calves. It may sound easy to do, but they are so wary and don't come that close at all until they are much older... and the mums are more wary too during this time. I keep my distance as I don't want to upset them.
This was one of the mothers looking after four of the calves while the others were eating some of the food I took out with me.
|Red Deer Calf|
After some time, one of the calves got brave enough to come and see what I was doing.
I quite liked the expression on this hinds face. She looks startled, but she is actually just eating and I caught her mid chew.
|The Boys; Albus and Olivander|
The boys! On his own Olivander looks the business, but then when he is next to Albus he really looks quite small!
|Albus, Master Stag|
Albus, still the Master Stag. Not sure how much of a rut there will be this year, Albus really is the bigger stronger looking stag.
|Back Lit Barn Owl Flying|
|Side Lit Barn Owl Flying|
And a simple side lit one to end on...
Thanks for looking.