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Red Deer

A heavy downpour had passed through during the afternoon of an otherwise dry day of photography - enough to shelter under a tree and put the camera away, assuming the end of the shoot - but, after the rain stopped the clouds also cleared, and it wasn't long before the sun was shining again. A short while later I encounter these deer. Having no desire to spook them (nor experience their antlers), the telephoto goes on and I get a bunch of shots.


Wet Red Deer

Red Deer Drying Off

Dining With Dad

White Spider

The first white spider I've seen, this unidentified arachnid is a crab spider, a member of the Thomisidae family. It may be a Misumena vatia - despite having being found out-of-season in late October, and lacking the markings common to that species. It appears that other species of Misumena and related genera (Misumenoides, Misumessus and Mecaphesa) are limited to other parts of the world, and not being an arachnologist I can't be sure what to call it.

I noticed the curious critter seeming to imitate a flower as it swung from a web attached to my arm. I don't know how it arrived there in the first place, but when - upon being lowered to the ground - it chose not to immediately skitter away, I took this as a request to be photographed.

I hope for my next encounter to have a proper macro lens, enabling better quality images.


White Spider

White Spider Portrait

White Spider Defensive


Autumn

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Photographs frequently use differential focus and sharpness to communicate their subject, but this was an exercise in not doing so.

The images were selected from a shortlist of about three dozen, each deliberately unfocused at time of shooting (because it's not about any individual tree, branch or leaf), with minimal processing performed, reducing distractions, but not removing flaws, because nature isn't perfect.


Blackbird in the Grass

Blackbird in the Grass

Edinburgh, from Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh, from Arthurs Seat

Herring Gull Chick

Herring Gull Chick

Turbulent Aether

Turbulent Aether

Fluffed-up Goldfinch

Fluffed-up Goldfinch

Ashaig Sunset

Ashaig Sunset

King of the Flower

King of the Flower