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Capreolus capreolus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 9 January 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Capreolus capreolus (NL: Ree / EN: Roe Deer /DE: Reh / FR: Chevreuil)
is a Eurasian species of deer. It is relatively small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. The Roe Deer is primarily crepuscular, or primarily active during the twilight, very quick and graceful, lives in woods although it may venture into grasslands and sparse forests. It feeds mainly on grass, leaves, berries and young shoots. It particularly likes very young, tender grass with a high moisture content, i.e., grass that has received rain the day before. During the day it mostly hides and rests lying down, hidden in the vegetation (like the one in this image).

Image: Watermaal-Bosvoorde (B) - 03/10/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/25 second F/6.3 ISO 400 300 mm

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Pedro_eric from Trowbridge, United Kingdom

Well spotted and taken.

9 Jan 2012 3:33pm

@Pedro_eric: Thanks for your visit and comment, Pedro_eric.

christine from Oelegem, Belgium

Een bijzondere foto tussen de reeks paddenstoelen, leuke afwisseling.

9 Jan 2012 3:56pm

@christine: Ik had niet echt op dit soort ontmoeting gerekend, maar was heel blij. Zo voorzichtig mogelijk tot binnen lensbereik "geslopen" om het diertje niet te verstoren. Aangezien ik me meer specialiseer in macro-werk en niet op echt tele-"wildlife" was het voor mij een hele uitdaging om een deftige foto te maken. Al bij al ben ik best tevreden over het resultaat. Lieve groetjes !

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

How precious! I saw several deer and their young ones this past summer at the camp I was working at but never had a camera around to capture them. Well done.

9 Jan 2012 5:12pm

@Jaytee: I don't see them often around here and this was also the first time I was able to make some images. Thanks for your comment again, Jaytee. Greetz !

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Dieses Foto strahlt eine ganz besondere Ruhe aus ! Es ist schon etwas Besonderes, ein rastendes Reh zu fotografieren. Schön !

9 Jan 2012 7:34pm

@Loner: I was just lucky to spot this one resting... (the only one I saw that day.) I was on my way back to the car as to return home - which I delayed for almost an hour after I spotted him (or her ?). My biggest concern was not to disturb... and to make some images (of course !). It is not my regular kind of subject but i'm happy with the result. Warm greetz !

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beauty!

9 Jan 2012 9:58pm

@omid: Thank you very much, omid.

Canon EOS 400D
1/25 second
ISO 400
300 mm