At the Deer Sanctuary by BettinaSchwarz

This shot was taken this morning before work … I was up early and headed for the woods again, but seeing that I’ve finally figured out how to get to the Deer Sanctuary, I decided to go & have a look … … and I was in luck!!
The light was golden, the air was hazy and dreamy from the night’s slumber … and the deer were visible from the fence !!! :)) What a delight! The sanctuary is not actually accessible, so I wandered along the fence, looking for good vantage points, trying hard to get clear shots through the tight mesh fence!

Walk 4 tells you a bit more about the area

… and to think that an hour and a half after taking this shot I was sat at my desk in the square mile of London, processing applications for financial failure insurance …

29 September 2009
EOS 450D, f/5.6 @ 135 mm, 1/30, ISO 100

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  • Mark Tull
    Mark Tullover 5 years ago

    lovely shot…
    i gotta get my lazy ass up early some time soon ;o(

  • chuckles … Mark, I must say, the first few times I got up so early as to go for a walk in the forest before work, I was a right grouch about it … but I knew that once I was in the trot of it I’d be much happier for it … Now I’m loving it!! And autumn is going to be beautiful and offer loads of gorgeous images :) … … go on then, give it a go – you know it’ll be worth it!!

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedover 5 years ago

    Oh, how wonderful, Bettina. Gorgeous image.

  • :))) Delighted – thank you so much Kofoed!!

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • DaveReed
    DaveReedover 5 years ago

    Whoa :) . . . i would have been late for work for sure lol . . . i think you might find youself there again eh Tina . . . wonderful capture :)

  • chuckles … the plan is, if the weather plays along this weekend, to head out with a thermos of coffee, something to snack on, something dry to sit on, an extra jacket & my fingerless gloves … head out before the crack of dawn so I’m ready for those beautiful pink displays I saw this morning as I was walking … and if sit and wait, won’t disturb the rabbits & might catch a few of those on image … and hopefully I’ll get some more shots of the deer … just wait for them and let the scene unfold, you know? … that’s the plan … ;) … let’s see how I go & what I come back back with after ;)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • PS … I very nearly was late … ran all the way from the sanctuary back home … surprised myself at the sprint I could produce when I realised I had to ;)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Strolch
    Strolchover 5 years ago

    Great shot!! ;))
    Yes, I am sure I would have been late to work as well. Wonderful image!

  • LOL … well … put it this way … the glorious early morning is what got me through the rest of the day on a real high ;)
    thanks for your lovely comment Strolch :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead for a shoot, and organised and planned, wonderful shot and such a delighful feel to this image and so close to you and in London. i must do a early stroll well drive to the beach sometime and take the sun rising or better till setting, as may be easier.

  • hmmmm you know what they say about even the best laid plans … but yes, that’s the idea, and then we’ll see what the weather & everything else does & play it by ear :) Will be fun whichever way, and I’ll find something to point my camera at, I’m sure ;)

    mmmmhhhh so you’re going to show us beach sunrises & sunsets, yes? how cool is that :))

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • felicitas
    felicitasover 5 years ago

    Awesome!! ;-) – I think I should also try the getting up early… ;-)… :-)) xox

  • oh heavens … are we inspiring a whole new wave of early risers? ;)
    (and I’m generally so not a morning person … … lol)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Saikat Babin Biswas
    Saikat Babin B...over 5 years ago

    Lovely capture!!…must say u’ve had some luck to see those deers :)

  • Thank you so much for you visit and lovely comment Babin :) I’m going back on Sunday … let’s see what I see then :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • felicitas
    felicitasover 5 years ago

    Yes, I think you are ;-)…. Hugs! :-)

  • chucklesweeeeeell … I’m practicing, but naturally, no … not made for early mornings ;) … trying to change that – the world is beautiful at that time :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    stunning and beautiful:)

  • THank yo uso much Tina
    ~ Tina

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 5 years ago

    love the early mornings for beautiful scenes like this

  • mmmmhhhh yes … early mornings … I’ll be looking for more early mornings in the future! :))

    – BettinaSchwarz

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