Guardians of the horizon

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    I’m very happy this morning!!!

    After my shots from last week I went back to Ashridge to find the deer again. I searched for a couple of hours - it was zero degrees and I had no luck. Then, just as it was getting dark, I saw movement on the horizon. The largest gathering or deer I’ve ever seen there…but they were deep in shadow. I managed to move to get small “window” of clear sky (and the setting sun) behind them, but had to shoot handheld, standing up.

    They looked stunning!!

    This one is just after the sun had dipped below the horizon

    I have about 80 images – and really cannot make my mind up about which ones I like best. These are pretty well as they came out of the camera. I have a few more I’ll post later

    Which do you like best? You can see them side by side here.


    littlegirllost, Michael Nagel, and 166 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Scott Foy ages ago | reply

      Wow!! What a spectacular shot this is, very well done indeed!

    2. gabby harmony [deleted] ages ago | reply

      I really wish I was there to see it.. so beautiful...

    3. bluefam ages ago | reply


    4. AM² ages ago | reply

      Gorgeous ..

    5. hookykate ages ago | reply

      Wonderful! I think I like this one best....the tree....but they are all stunning! As a native of Ashridge, born & bred...& my family still living there.....I've never seen the deer looking so glorious!

    6. tomdotcom88 ages ago | reply

      sheesh wicked gorgeous

    7. scottryder ages ago | reply

      Wow, what an amazing photo! Well done.

    8. suz kosh ages ago | reply

      Great shot !!

    9. sosij ages ago | reply

      I just came back for another look and this shot is so magical. I would be buzzing if I had captured this. Its spectaular. Well done.

    10. dujarandille ages ago | reply

      Fantastic! So happy I saw this! Yeah! :)))

    11. allr1 ages ago | reply

      Beautiful shot.

    12. froot loops ages ago | reply

      It's a beautiful picture ! :-)

    13. rcoss2001 ages ago | reply

      Really great photo. Hi, I'm a member of a group called Bucks Unlimited ( post one invite
      one ), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    14. anneliese120 ages ago | reply

      great pic!

    15. Jishnu Nandy ages ago | reply

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    16. VanishingPoints ages ago | reply

      This is an awesome shot, as good an image of the Ashridge deer as I've seen. They're so elusive and, having spent many fruitless hours trudging through the woods, I can really appreciate the patience that went into this. And to get them with that beautiful colour behind them, what more could you ask?

    17. shesnuckinfuts ages ago | reply

      Beautiful image!!

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS: A Prayer for Wild Things, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. mikeyp2000 73 months ago | reply

      Well planned and great execution!

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