Stephen Kirkpatrick

Friday, November 9, 2012

Odd Man Out


I received a call yesterday from a man who asked if I would be interested in photographing a piebald deer. He explained that he’d seen it a few times on his game cam and invited me to come to his place and see if the deer showed up. I often get calls from people who want me to come capture a “special” shot or animal on their property. Most of the time the only thing I find is a goose – as in, “wild goose chase.” But this time, I had a good feeling, the weather was perfect, and a piebald deer is rare, so I decided to head out. 

We met yesterday and scoped out the area. I found a great place to set up a ground blind, settled in, and began the wait. At 4:20, a large doe walked out. Then, right behind her, came two 2012 offspring, including the striking piebald. Both young deer were bucks. I’m already excited about next year, when I might get to photograph a piebald with antlers.



Twin Bucks (four months old)



Two Families Together



Doe and Two Fawns (on right)
Doe and Two Yearlings (on left)



Flags Up



Outta Here







Friday, November 2, 2012

A Weeks Worth

This past week has provided some interesting photographic opportunities. The last couple of posts have shown some of them and here are 10 more.

Enjoy!



Teal & Gadwall in Flight




Black & Yellow Argiope Spider & Webs




Great Blue Heron Preening




Tupelo Gum in Fog




Canada Geese in Flight




Great Blue Heron in Cypress Tree




Great Egret in Flight




Bur-marigold & Cypress in Fog




Marbled Orb Weaver in Cypress Swamp




Great Egret Catching Shad





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