DON’T MOVE AND SHE WON’T SEE US…


5671 Dash and friend by the river (2) (1 of 1)

DO YOU SEE THE TWO “STATUES” ON THE FAR RIGHT? I WAS FEEDING THE BIRDS THIS MORNING AND WAY DOWN BY THE RIVER I SAW THESE TWO DEER WATCHING ME.

5671 Dash and friend by the river (3) (1 of 1)

THERE WAS NO WAY THAT I COULD GET CLOSER TO THEM WITHOUT THEM “HIGH-TAILING” IT OUT OF THERE, (When deer get alarmed they hold their white tails straight up and run),SO I’VE CROPPED THE IMAGE  A FEW TIMES SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THEM A LITTLE BETTER.

5671 Dash and friend by the river (4) (1 of 1)

NOW THIS IS NOT A GOOD IMAGE, BUT I WANTED YOU TO SEE SOMETHING THAT HELPED ME TO IDENTIFY ONE OF THE DEER.

ABOUT TWO SECONDS AFTER I TOOK THE SHOT, THE DEER ON THE LEFT DID RUN OFF INTO THE WOODS. THE DEER ON THE RIGHT STOOD AND CONTINUED TO WATCH ME.

WHEN I CROPPED IN THIS SEVERELY ON THE IMAGE, I KNEW WHY SHE HADN’T RUN.

SHE’S “DASH”, A DEER THAT’S BEEN COMING HERE SINCE THE DAYS OF “MAMA”, THE THREE LEGGED DEER. I CONSIDER HER MAMA’S SISTER AND I WOULD GUESS THAT DASH IS AT LEAST FIVE YEARS OLD NOW. 

DASH APPARENTLY FEELS SAFE AROUND ME AND DOESN’T PANIC.  HOW DO I KNOW IT’S DASH…BY ZOOMING IN, YOU CAN SEE THE WHITE “DASH” BETWEEN HER EYES…THAT’S MY GIRL, DASH.

27 thoughts on “DON’T MOVE AND SHE WON’T SEE US…”

    1. It’s a wonderful gift isn’t it? Having that moment…it feels like my heart just “fills up” when something like this happens.

  1. I am sure they know you dear Suzanne, where is the three legged one, don’t you see her anymore? How beautiful photographs, these eyes… so lovely, I can see their expressions… They love you. As me… 🙂 Thank you dear, love, nia

    1. Mama the three legged deer doesn’t come anymore. She was quite old…i miss her very much, but I’m very grateful that I got to form a “relationship” with her. Thank you for your sweet words. xxx

      1. It is sad of course but this is life… You know she is standing on my desk and every time I can see her 🙂 You are welcome and Thank you dear Suzanne, have a nice day, love, nia

  2. Awwww! That’s neat Dash feels safe around you enough to just watch you a little more. You hear stories of deer trusting some people enough to get really close proximity wise. Maybe that will happen with you & Dash. 🙂

    1. It would be awesome if she got to be that trusting. Mama, the three legged deer got that trusting, I still remember how I could look right into her big brown eyes…it was like looking into her soul.

  3. Sometimes deer from a distance will stand still and watch me continue walking by. They hold very still as I move. If I stop moving and hold very still, they shift here head side-to-side in order to see me better. That makes them nervous and they run away. Funny to watch.

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