In early August I made it to Chesnut Park before 8am. I drove to the back of the park to walk the back boardwalk first before the weekend crowds got there. The parking area was full of deer. I parked and got out of my car and the deer just glanced at me and kept eating. What is it about deer that make you stop and look? They seem so docile and graceful. These deer have grown up in this area and are comfortable around lots of people. As long as you don’t get too close. All of these were taken with my 300mm lens with a 1.4 extender on it so I kept having to back up just to fit their faces in.
I saw this lone lady sitting way back in the woods. This picture was extremely cropped. I ran into a park ranger coming off the trail and he said she was probably pregnant and about to give birth. I was disappointed that I hadn’t seen any babies around this summer. He told me there were several at the park but they were hiding on the weekends.
Other stuff at the park.
Update- I stopped by the park recently after work and saw several fawns. I’m still editing those shots and will post those soon.
Linking to Saturday’s Critters