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Life in the Field

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Not my life in the field, that would bore most  anyone who happens on this article. I’m talking about new life, the deer dropped their fawns two to three weeks ago. One doe has hung around the field out here chasing the cats away and snorting at them everyday. It’s quite comical actually to see the deer chase the cats away and the cats chase the doe right back. I think their more playing with each other than anything. The doe hanging around everyday was a sure sign that her fawn was close by. Try as I might I could not locate her.  It wasn’t until last week that I saw them in the adjoining field together. When the doe spooked to draw attention away from the fawn, the fawn ran about 20 feet and immediately laid down. It figured that, that was the one day I was late getting out to work and left the camera at home.  I wish I had gone back for it and I could have gotten a nice pic to post here. They are beautiful animals.  They will be out together shortly so I will have another chance for a photo, Ill be back!!!!    Happy Hiking.

Animal Tracks

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Here’s a few tracks I found in the woods behind the house.  I took some time and did a casting of each for my collection.  If your interested in finding tracks to cast or just photograph then pay attention to the wet area you come across, especially beaver dams and under old crab apple trees.  It’s usually muddy in the two spots and leaves a good clear


Sunday, May 24th, 2009

It took me several days of reconfiguring a dirt spot to finally get a image of some woodchuck tracks but the persitence paid off. He would litterally walk around it or use the back exit hole he had. The first few days my dirt spot would dry out and the tracks were faint. I finally took some nice goey mud and kept adding water to it every morning. After about 6 days I finally got the image!!!


Afternoon Walk

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Well I went for a little hike today to shoot some pictures. I did get quite a few, some Turkey Scat, Hare Scat, a Partridge Berryand some Porcupine Scat as well as a couple scenery shots. There were two nice butterflies out but darn those things are as spooky as a deer. I tried sneaking up on them several times and each time they would fly 30 or 40 feet away and land again. I better try a zoom lens next time to see if that works better. I was going to post a few pics here but unfortunately I didn’t learn how to do that and I’m frustrated from trying. I get a little direction on that and be back to see if it works. Happy Hiking!!!

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