Pennsylvania is really special in the Autumn. It ranks highest of all the states for seasonal color. Color itself is not enough to make a good photograph. In my opinion, every picture needs to tell a story. Without my old buddy Deuce walking in front of me its just a pretty scene. He adds the excitement of being on a walk and creates a colorful moment. A slice in time, a memory.
I was going to stop posting images of deer with yesterday’s post but this guy looks so majestic, I couldn’t help myself. I promise, something else tomorrow. If you want to purchase a print of this image click here.
Yesterday’s post reminded me of this one from last year. This guy was a little bigger and more majestic than yesterday’s post. I only hunt deer with a camera, but understand the need for hunting to control the herd.Deer are kind of smart since there is no hunting in our community we see our deer population soar during hunting season only to spread out during the rest of the year. I don’t know how they understand to hide here. You can buy a print of this image and see others at my gallery by cclicking here.
One thing I will miss when we move from the mountains is my wife casually saying, “nice buck out there.” She was knitting by the window when this dude came around yesterday and posed for this portrait.
We live in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania bordering the Delaware State Forrest . There is no hunting in our community but there is just outside and we can frequently hear shotgun and rifle shots. My wife says I am wrong but it seems to me at this time of year there are more deer visible inside our community. Have they “learned” to high out here this time of year? Is it instinct or learned behavior? In any case it is not legal to hunt a Buck this young in Pennsylvania. You can purchase an image by clicking here
Today is a holiday in many counties in Pennsylvania since it is the beginning of antlered deer season. Over 100,000 deer were “harvested” in Pennsylvania last year, yet the population continues to rise. I only hunt deer with a camera, but understand the need of hunting to control the herd. Still, they are beautiful animals to look at like this eight point buck from a few years ago. They are kind of smart since there is no hunting in our community so we see our deer population soar during hunting season only to spread out during the rest of the year. I don’t know how they understand to hide here. You can buy a print of this images and see others at my gallery by clicking here.