Photo Post: Hunting Before Opening Day

Since rifle season officially begins on Sunday, I thought it would be timely to do a photo post showing my latest “hunting” adventures. If you aren’t familiar with my concept of hunting, check out this post.

The deer have been very skittish lately, with bow season in full swing, but I’ve actually seen a few birds up close!

I personally enjoy photography posts, and I’m willing to bet you do too! Though deer will likely be scarce for a while during and following hunting season, I’ll do my best to post a number of new nature and wildlife pictures when I have a good stock of them.

Pheasant

This is the first pheasant I’ve ever photographed! They’re so easy to miss, very skittish and very fast when they need to be. We saw this one hiding around a lake area. What a beautiful bird.

Doe1

Although I use a larger lens to get up close, I wish these guys somehow knew I wasn’t out to hurt them! The closer your subject is, the better.

Buck1 Buck2I was able to see some smaller bucks a little while ago close to the road. The first of these two was hilarious and acting really strangely, making odd expressions and moving his body in ways I’ve never seed a deer move. My other half and I had a good laugh while we shot him from our vehicle. The buck below was near the first, but look how he’s missing an antler! I’m guessing he lost it during a scuffle, but God only knows.

We’re on a fierce lookout for more, larger bucks. They’re out there, we’ve seen them, but they always evade us or come out when it’s too dark for the cameras.

Turkey1This is the best turkey shot I’ve taken! There were dozens crossing a road and some stopped to observe us as we passed, presenting a perfect opportunity. Doesn’t this remind you that Thanksgiving is just around the corner?

Doe2 Fawn1Such a lovely little fawn! I want to call it a ‘she’ because of those long eyelashes that are to die for. So sweet. Fawns always bring a smile to my face.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more like this.

K

About Karin

Journalist, singer, reader, movie fanatic, photography buff, GVSU alum, wanna-be-Brit, Crohn's fighter, Coca-Cola addict, animal lover, not a kid person, hater of winter, Michigander
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