I love living in the country, with wildlife all around. I have a lot of nice neighbors, and get frequent visitors. Usually, it is something small and avian, but occasionally something larger will stop by. Last week, it was this guy - an 8 point buck, calmly and contentedly grazing under my apple trees, in broad daylight and about 15 or 20 feet from the house.
He was aware of me as I came out of the house onto my screened and glass-enclosed sun porch, but I took care not to disturb him. He kept an eye on me as I slowly crept around for a better angle.This is the way to shoot a deer - with a camera and long lens. Just look at that velvet - I longed to reach out and feel it's softness.