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January 01, 2011

001/364 1.1.11 One-Two-Three-

How is it that the more things change the more they stay the same?
Let me explain.  A couple years back I was involved in doing a really great 365 photo challenge.  I started out all gunge hoe but as the days and months past, so did the time.  That was all back in 2008.  Then 2009 came around I vowed to start up the 365 photo journal again.  I was going to do much better.  I was going to take my camera everywhere, take pictures and get them uploaded.  Well that soon ended with resolutions broken and the last of the year un-photographed.
2010 came along and the 365 Photo Challenge structure was changed.  I couldn't find the time nor the incentive to get involved, I just floundered all on my own.
2011 comes along and I find that the 365 Photo Challenge is back to the way it was setup in 08 and 09.  Yeah!
Today is the first day of the 365 Photo Challenge, it will also fit in for the letter "O".
One - Two - Three - 
and a bunch and a bunch.
I had the desire to travel up the valley to my families old farm ground.  I new given the time of season that there would be plenty of wildlife to view.  I didn't think that I would see them munching on someones leftover summers garden.  I couldn't believe how many Mule Dear I was able to photograph today, they were everywhere.  Not a care in the world as they didn't even notice when I climbed out of the auto to get up closer.  
This group is mostly the youngsters.  Just up the hill were all the buck and big does.  So exciting to come across some many wild animals in their natural habitat.
Told DH that I was able to shoot more wildlife in one afternoon then he will in a life time.  I counted over 200 in this heard of dear.  I was also able to capture via photos a large herd of elk higher up the farm ground.  They seem to be a bit more allusive. 
What came to mind when I saw all these animals was my childhood memories and learning to count.  You see it was like this one- two - three and a bunch and a bunch.   Interesting what will jog ones memory bank.
How if you are interested in joining in on the 365 Photo Challenge for 2011 HERE IS THE DETAIL LINK
they are caring on the ABC Photo Challenge there this year as part of their theme. 

24 comments:

marylous2011 said...

Looks like you found them and certainly found you!!

tchesney said...

Looks like they have missed you...a beautiful find! I love the way a few of them are staring you down! Great start to the year!

jenslanghans said...

Love the looks on their faces, great start

top5cats said...

Nice shot, looks like they might be looking for the clothespins.

Conor Coen said...

Great image , captures perfectly

BobbieCoughlin said...

The different but striking textures above and below the deer serve as a frame that focuses the eye on the subject.

gerberbaby1 said...

Those young mulies are looking at you as if to say "Who you lookin at?" They look like they've been finding enough to eat so far this winter too.That corrugated building is a great backdrop for your photo!

Margaret Bednar said...

The inquisitive looks are adorable as are their big ears. It always amazes me how they blend in with nature. Love the texture of the building in the background. ...even the clothespins blend into the whole scene!

danudin2011 said...

All the Deer in Australia were imported, and although they adapt okay, they can't compete with Kangaroos, but with them it would be 1, 2, 3 and Mobs Mobs Mobs (Group classifier for Macropods.

kimandrew said...

Love the photo. In the summer, do you think they eat the wash off the line?

giseled said...

So pretty! I like the ears and the white butts :-)

JobaScraps said...

Wow I've never in my life seen a herd of deer.Well maybe once off in the distance. You are fourtunate to see this. Great photo

KarenB said...

So that's what a mule deer looks like - or rather a bunch of mule deer! Nice catch. And I've don't the challenge in 2009 and 2010 - and slacked off around August both years. Maybe this year...

~Val said...

What sweet faces. Nice processing; I can almost feel their fur.

Hayley said...

Lovely photo! I'm going to attempt a 365 as well, not going to follow any themes etc as such, just going to give it my best shot hehe.

Lorri said...

I like the casual way they are looking at you. Sort of a "Did you need something?" look. Nice catch!

jo said...

A herd of 200 deer?!?! That's more than I've seen in my back yard and I thought we had lots and lots of deer!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Lucky you seeing all those deer! And getting a picture and a great picture at that. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

Lucky they live at your place so they can get some food under the thin snow. Here it's impossible so without feeding they won't survive this winter. A nice shot of this bunch. I'll do the challenge to and try not to get stressed by the numbers of posts

christina, sweden

Erica said...

What a great shot! I'm very envious. The only wildlife I get to see are ducks, geese and lizards. I miss life where there are real seasons!

Love the guy in the middle. I'm sure he's got a great thought going through his head.

Lynda said...

Just Beautiful.

Patty Ann said...

Love the capture. And my baby's birthday is 01/01/01. gotta love those easy to remember dates!!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Good luck. Hope you don't get pulled down in 2011. Just have fun.

dspec01 said...

Love the image. Especially like the deer that are checking you out!