I picked up my trusty Nikon for the first time in ages, and headed out to the deer park at Studley Royal.

I thought the deer may of started rutting. They hadn’t, but I found a few deer, and they where play fighting for a while.

I had mounted my longest zoom, mounted it on a monopod as the weight of the lens and camera make hand holding almost impossible.

I think this image worked better in B&W, I had difficulty getting the exposure, as they where sat under a large oak, giving plenty of shade.

Robin Red

1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100

A slightly tatty Robin here. I think some of it is because the wind is blowing behind him quite hard. The little birds here are quite friendly as they get fed by the visitors. They quite often come and land on the wing mirrors of cars.