Thursday, November 23, 2006

CRITTER DAY THURSDAYS -- Another Deer in Our Yard


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/45
Aperture Setting - f-6.7 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 170-500mm zoom lens @ 500mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer
Cropped the heck out of this shot, going from horizontal to vertical display in the process

My second oldest has gone from not being able to cook up a package of instant Ramen to Queen of the Kitchen in two weeks. She’s been baking bread and cooking dinner as much as possible. Yesterday, under my supervision, she baked four homemade pies…crusts and all, and four small loaves of pumpkin bread and cranberry bread. Today she wants to prepare almost the entire Thanksgiving meal. Wow!! I’m so proud of her. She’ll need help making the butter, though. Every year we make homemade butter for Thanksgiving, and it usually takes almost all of us shaking that jar of cream before we get the lump of butter. Well worth the sore arms.

Today’s shot is of one of the two deer that visit our yard in the morning. They usually show up between 9:30 and 11:30. I put out a salt lick for them, but I haven’t seen them use it. I shot this from inside the living room a couple of weeks ago. Then I tried to sneak out of the back door and come around to shoot more, but she heard me and walked off. I did get a good shot of a tufted titmouse on my bird feeder after that, though. I’ll post that one some other Thursday, after a bug shot or two. I still have a lot of bug shots to share.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Barbarette said...

Thanks for your visit.
Sweet animal in this picture !

10:19 AM  
Blogger sil said...

How sweet! Great capture. I'd like to visit your yard! :)

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Tammy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Good luck on the butter, and congrats on the emerging chef of the family. Learning to make pies bottom up is a wonderful thing, imo.

Lovely shot of the curious deer.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Deer are such peaceful, shy animals. Nice shot.

Sounds like the preperations for your Thanksgiving feast are well underway. Have a happy holiday.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine deer shot. They are getting so tame these days.
We are quite a hazard to them on our roads! There is nothing so good as homemade bread and freshly churned butter. Have a great Thanksgiving.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

A deer caught in the flash :D

Great capture

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

That musk deer showing from behind the branches and the leaves, and with face of fright is an enchantment. Greetings!

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

This is a beautiful shot. As prevalent as they are, deer can be tough to capture with the lens it seems.

Sounds like lots of yummy things are going to be on your table this Thanksgiving Day! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Very cool shot, Micki.

Sound like you're going to have a great day.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

great capture...and she looks at the camera! perfect catch:-)) btw nothing compared to homemade butter, sound tasty...enjoy yr holiday and happy thanks giving day:-))

1:29 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Excellent capture! And happy Thanksgiving!

1:56 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

nicely caught Micki....not an easy thing to do given their nervy nature. Have a great day....just how big is your Turkey today! Phil

2:24 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

happy thanksgiving...always good to have another cook around the house....lovely shot...

2:26 PM  
Blogger Gardengirl said...

Fresh baked bread...yummy. I am sitting here at work as I read this post about your daughter do the baking and I can almost smell the pies baking from here. I love the deer photo. What is salt lick?

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

You're lucky to see some deers so close.
Near home,there's a forest where are growing a lot of deers, but i have to wake up early in the morning to catch some shots of them. I tried many times without succes. I'm not lucky or i'm bad

nice day Micki

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A cute and frail animal. tender shot!

5:37 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

Happy Thanksgiving ... that is awesome that your daughter is taken on a lot of the cooking : ) I used to do that for my mom, hmmmmm ... now I do all the cooking for thanksgiving and christmas (how did that happen?) / good thing in here in Canada there is a longer time in between ...

I love this photo, how amazing it must be to have deer in your yard :)

6:09 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. I love this shot mainly because we don't get to see deer in the wild and I love the idea of them. Capturing her looking at the camera was great.

Congratulations to your second oldest on her new endeavours. May they continue for many years to come. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


7:02 PM  
Anonymous Jeremy Tscharke said...

Great shot mate.. Deer in Australia are very flighty as they are hunted solidly. They are not a native here, but are considered to be awesome for their meat.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Deer in the yard, an in-house pastry chef . . no wonder there is a resident ace photographer, too! A pic and story to celebrate.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

*~*Oh my heart be still!*~*
Do you live in an enchanted forest!!
Your little ~*Queen*~ is that the same one who adores nature..she is wonderful!I can see why you are proud of would Martha.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Micki! Lovely shot of a beautiful animal. Wow! Making your own butter. That seems so unusual these days. :-) I'll bet that it's good, though! Do you make your own soap, too? Got a batch of tallow and some ashes? ;-)

11:52 PM  
Blogger manju said...

Cool shot !

3:10 AM  
Anonymous david said...

obviously you have one hell of a yard - we're lucky to see more than the neighbours cat in ours!! great shot Micki. have a great Thanksgiving weekend.

5:34 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Looks like a deer caught in the act :) Now deer in your backyard, okay where in the world do you live, in the woods? :)


6:31 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Late to the party, hope you had a great thanks giving!!

12:52 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Nice to see this fine capture of one of the 'regulars' around the yard - if your second oldest is now reigning Queen of the Kitchen, she may enjoy the writings and recipes at:

Good stuff to be found there!

9:20 AM  
Anonymous john said...

Well caught.

3:02 PM  

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