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25-OCT-2009 copyright Elizabeth Bickel


I see deer on the road at night.

Although we live in a fully developed, suburban neighborhood, there is still a small area of woodland left over from the farms of days past. This woodland is home to a growing population of wild deer. When we first moved here, I never saw deer. However, as suburbia spread and the woodland shrunk, more and more deer started to end up on the road at night. Driving home after dark, one has to now be extremely careful. Until last year, you never saw these deer in daytime. However as the woodland continues to shrink, they are now making their way into people's yards long before dusk. This mother & fawn were pretty far away (full 18x zoom) when I captured their image. Nevertheless, I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up on the road by nighttme again.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1/125s f/4.4 at 86.4mm iso200 full exif

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bill friedlander28-Oct-2009 18:19
A lovely deer portrait in a beautiful autumn setting.
Bill McMullen27-Oct-2009 00:57
Love the "big picture" composition. Your description of suburbia taking over the natural landscape describes my area perfectly. The exception being that Coyotes are also becoming more and more common here, wandering into backyards looking for easy meals...
Ceya26-Oct-2009 19:40
A colorful, precious deer family portrait in autumnal environment.
Well captured, Liz!
LynnH26-Oct-2009 18:19
Beautiful autumn scene!!! The deer "over-population" is everywhere. Beside loss of habitat, they also don't have many predators left. Warmer winters mean more food available so less will starve mid winter too. You have to be so careful driving at night!!! It's like running an obstacle course.