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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Park Life


I am so lucky in where I live. Only half an hour by train from central London, but with amazing parkland just five minutes from our house. This afternoon I went for a walk with hubby in Richmond Park, and we both resolved to take more time off to stroll through our beautiful local park.

I had decided to take a wildlife photo this week, and had spent much of the morning crouched in my back room looking out to my back garden, where I had hung a peanut butter-coated pine cone in an attempt to lure a squirrel close to the house. No luck. They are out there. I know it. And I am sure they will come.


So in the end the next best option seemed to be to go to the park. The deer are a bit easier to spot, and this one almost seemed to be posing for me. We have snow forecast in a day or two, so that might be interesting for next week.



29 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What a serene face. Love the trees in the photos as well. Have a great weekend!

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  2. That first shot with the gnarly tree is great. Of course, the deer and his pose aren't too shabby either. We have lots of squirrels that we could ship over your way! Here's Mine

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  3. One would never know you were so close to the city! Beautiful, peaceful photos.

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  4. How beautiful! I love pix of trees. Years ago, I spent a couple hours rambling through Richmond Park looking for deer but they must have known we were searching for them and kept far! Then when I was driving with friends and we passed the area there they were!

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  5. He's definitely posing for you! :-)

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  6. Sounds like you've got the best of both worlds. Beautiful photos BTW!

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  7. It must be lovely to have all that wildlife on your doorstep. Really interesting photos.
    Ali x

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  8. That is an amazing shot of the deer. So beautiful!

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    1. That first shot is a stunner, to be sure!

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  9. Wow. That is lovely. You are fortunate to have such beauty so close.

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  10. Great shots! It is great to be so near a major city and still have this on your doorstep! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Wow those are some beautiful shots. I know in the first one I'm supposed to be all "wow the deer" but holy crap those are some awesome trees!

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  12. I would want the first picture as my desktop image, it's so beautiful. I wish I could take such amazing photographs!

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  13. Beautiful photos. It's just magical when you spot a deer out in the park isn't it. I really love them.....must be because of Bambi!
    Rosie xx

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  14. Your park is awesome! I live near a great one, too, and seldom go there! My bad....

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  15. One has to be patient in photographing wildlife, and have a good camera. Great shots!

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  16. I love the first photo! If it wasn't for the deer I think those trees would look quite menacing.

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  17. Beautiful....very nice photos.

    That one deer certainly has HUGE horns.

    NEW FOLLOWER of your blog.

    Elizabeth
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    My Saturday Snapshot

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  18. You're very lucky indeed to have such a wonderful local park for walking. I love that first photo, the trees seem to mirror the tangle of the deers antlers.

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  19. Gorgeous landscapes. It's the opposite with the wildlife where I live. A pine cone coated in peanut butter would last about one minute before 5 squirrels devoured it. Deer, on the other hand, are quite elusive preferring to hide from our view.

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  20. Beautiful photos Ginny, especially love that first one, the trees are stunning. How lucky to be so close to London and to have this lovely park on your doorstep.

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  21. you got some great shots, that buck is practically posing for you. I love the third shot where he fog permeates the picture. Hopefully, you will catch a squirrel in action soon :) Book Savvy Babe

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  22. An incredibly beautiful picture, it's so quiet mood.
    Marit of Norway.

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  23. wow, it looks like you live in a fairy tale:) so beautiful

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  24. My Gosh!
    I would love to get up every morning to this view!
    Amazing photos!!

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  25. What an amazing place... lovely... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #70!

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