Life through the Lens (29 November 2020)

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When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

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A red deer stag, just at he start of rutting. With hindsight, I was dumb to get so close – he could’ve had me if he’d wanted to, and it would have been my own fault.

The Red is the most majectic of UK deer. We do have pockets in the wild (there are some in the New Forest, not far from me) but they like to keep themselves to themselves. Whilst I’d like to pretend that this guy was wild, this photo was taken at Bushy Park, in west London, so whilst he lived as wild as possible, they probably put food out, and he’d have been used to eejits like me.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems in finance, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing mainly health-related software from home, plus some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

9 thoughts on “Life through the Lens (29 November 2020)”

  1. When I was very little and we didn’t have a garden I used to be taken to Richmond Park for my fresh air and exercise. One time I went and patted a stag on the nose. when I ran back to tell my parents and aunty and uncle they didn’t believe me! Did I really get that close to his big antlers or have I misrembered!

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    1. Well, they must certainly be used to humans there. But I’m sure you would have also been scared – we had cows come running towards us while out walking once and, something of that size, we were petrified. I guess they thought we had food for them – they were not at all malicious, just boisterous.

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