Spring time and we are still in lockdown. So I wanted to revisit some of my spring pictures from around Somerset – starting with roe deer.
This is the sort of view most of us get of a deer – actually most of the time it is running away. Here in Babcary Meadows I was lucky to have my back to a dark hedge. If the deer stares in your direction you have to stand totally still as they will instantly react to the slightest movement.
Only a few weeks ago I stubbled on this deer at Lynchcombe in the Mendip Hills. It was only a few metres away. Walking in the shadows it did not see me at first. Then it looked up and with a click of my camera it was gone.
I wish my camera had a much quieter shutter!
I few years ago I watched this deer tip-toe through the bluebells at Longwood near Cheddar.
This time it was much further away, and it must have been short sighted as it seemed unsure I was there. This gave me several seconds to take a few pictures.
The picture I normally get.