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Our Deer Friends

There's something so tranquil about these animals that holds us captivated (so long as those antlers aren't charging at you of course). We spent a lot of summer days with them last year and we always leave feeling so peaceful and happy. We live in an extraordinary city where deer can live too; London may bring up mental images of taxis, buses and famous buildings but our favourite part is definitely the deer in the various parks around the city. We went to have a little play with a red deer herd we'd never seen before and despite only one stag being game enough to approach us, we had a pretty fun time together.

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  1. what a different gorgeous blog! wonderful post! <3 <3

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    1. Love these!
        1. Love these!!!

          Stacey on the

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          1. Hey guys, just would like to know if its in hampton?
            1. These photos are beautiful, you're so talented! How did you create a blog?

              Izzy Mitchell on the

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              1. Wow... stunning photos !! <3 Will come by again for sure. Peace xox !
                1. Wonderful photo story - the 4th one from the top is really spectacular!

                  Katie on the

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                  1. Need to go there again at Easter!

                    Tiny on the

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                      1. Thank-you! :-)

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                      1. Thank-you so much, you flatter us! :-)

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    1. What! This is so incredible. Are they wild?
                      1. Thank-you! Yes, there are wild herds that wander around looking beautiful. [:

                        Kitty on the

                    2. These are absolutely stunning photographs, I could only imagine being so close to something so beautiful!
                      1. It's such a lovely experience to hang out with the deer (or indeed any animals) - they have a sort of peace that humans don't always have! :-)

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    3. Absolutely beautiful photos as always. xxx
                      1. Thank-you so very much!

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    4. So beautiful, I wish we had that kind of wildlife close to me xxx
                      1. I'm sure there's some amazing animals where you live, we're in London and that certainly must be the lower bound!

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    5. I love these <3
                      1. Thank-you so much, Maiken. <3

                        Kitty on the

                    6. So peaceful. We live in western Maryland and have a herd that frequents our apple trees. The large male always approaches us

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                      1. That sounds so sweet! It's always really special when the stag approaches, it feels kind of like you're being initiated into his herd (though it's more to probably say, "Who are you and what do you want?") [:

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                    7. It's kind of mind blowing that there are places like this in London - these photos look like they could have been taken in the tundra! Well, aside from the lovely trees. I used to head over to the Great Park in Windsor to get my fill of deer. These are such beautiful photos - magical, charming and makes me feel like I need to wrap up!
                      1. It's amazing that these places have survived the ever expanding city indeed! Makes you wonder what the wildlife used to be like here when life was simpler! Thanks so much for reading!

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    8. I Love these! You are so talented Kitty :)

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                      1. Thank-you! It wasn't all down to me, but it really does mean a huge amount to receive! [:

                        Kitty on the

                    9. Such beauty. You are truly blessed to have the opportunity to capture these amazing creatures.
                      1. It is always a special moment when you manage to coax one over and get some shots of it! :-)

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    10. You have this amazing opportunity at the outskirts of London? How amazing! It's one of my biggest dreams to see a deer with horns in nature. Thanks for sharing! :) Love, Agnes

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                      1. There are lots of parks inside or surrounding London where deer roam wildly so there are always lots to go and find! Thank-you so much for your kind words, I hope you get to see a wild deer one day! [:

                        Kitty on the

                    11. These images are amazing!
                      1. Thank you so very much!

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    12. Deers in Londoon??? OMG I need to move there right noow!!! This pictures are amaziing!!! Last week I was in London I wish I'd known about the deers they are so elegant creatures <3<3
                      1. It's pretty amazing and we're so lucky to live close! It's always such a joyful experience to spend time with the deer. :-)

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                    13. London has transformed into a winter wonderland O.O Woah! Send some over to Bath pleeease? :) Kitty, as usual your photos have blown me away ♥ Much love Sarah xxo
                      1. Thank-you so much, Sarah! You're far too sweet, it means such a huge amount! <3

                        Kitty on the

                    14. Gorgeous! It's so beautiful.
                      1. Thank-you so much, Evie! So happy that you like them. [:

                        Kitty on the

                    15. These photos are really incredible! Makes me jealous that I don't live in this part of the world!
                      1. Thank-you! They're always here for visitors so never fret!

                        Kitty on the

                    16. Wow! Amazing pictures!!
                      1. Thank-you so, so much!

                        Kitty on the

                    17. These are such beautiful pictures. Wow.
                      1. Thank-you so much!

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                    18. Theses are beautiful, It's amazing you managed to get that close
                      1. Thank-you, Lucy! They're very curious creatures so if they're in the mood, they can wander over for some photos!

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                    19. amazing! can't believe you got that close. stunning photos.
                      1. Thank-you! They can be quite brave and curious so will often wander over for a little sniff. [:

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                    20. Wauw! So nice! Whish I would be able to see such animals nearby. Here you only find them in the zoo...
                      1. Thank-you so much! I suppose getting to see them in the zoo is at least something! [:

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                    21. wow, these are really beautiful photos!! may I ask what lens do you use? :) best greetings, caro.
                      1. Thank-you! We used the 35mm.

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                    22. so lovely and perfect <3
                      1. Thank-you so much, Mariel. That's really kind of you to say. <3

                        Kitty on the

                    23. I looove these photos!! So gorgeous!! Lots of hugs, A
                      1. Thank-you so very much, that means a lot to receive! [:

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                    24. I absolutely love these images. so enchanting :)
                      1. Thank-you so, so much Sharon!

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                    25. These photos are gorgeous!
                      1. Thank-you so much, Liz! [:

                        Kitty on the

                    26. These photos are absolutely stunning! The colours and your choice of aperture and composition! I read your status in Facebook and that photographer with the telephoto lens made me laugh! He would get so much better photos by getting up close like you did!
                      1. Oh wow, thank-you so very, very much indeed! That really means a huge amount to receive. Hehe, I don't think a lot of people realise that waiting quietly will very often lead to one or two curious ones walking over to see what you're up to so a telephoto lens is how they can guarantee at least a snap or two! [:

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                    27. These photos soothe the soul. Thank you! :)

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                      1. Oh that's so lovely to hear, Nina! Thank-you so much!

                        Kitty on the

                      1. You're very kind, thank-you so much!

                        Kitty on the

                    28. Amazing photos! Deer are such beautiful creatures.
                      1. Thank-you so much! Couldn't agree more with you on deer being beautiful creatures; they really are very special.

                        Kitty on the

                    29. Wauw!
                      1. 😊

                        Kitty on the

                    30. These are really beautiful!!
                      1. Thank-you so much!

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                    31. One of the best posts i have seen so far. Hands down.
                      1. That's incredibly kind, thank-you so much!

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    32. I've just discovered your blog and it's beatiful <3, each photo is a piece of art itself. kisses!
                      1. Thank-you so much, that is an incredibly kind thing to say! :-)

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                    33. Beautiful photos! Love the first one especially :) x
                      1. Thank-you so much, Marie. Your comment is truly appreciated. [:

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                    34. perfect! that second to last one could be an album cover..

                      Jess on the

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                      1. He's a rather proud deer, he certainly wouldn't look out of place on the front of a good vinyl! Thank-you so much for reading our blog! :-)

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                    35. These photo's are beautiful!
                      1. So, so, so happy that you like them! Thank-you heaps! [:

                        Kitty on the

                    36. Beautiful! As always!

                      Maartje on the

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                      1. That is so kind of you to say, thank-you so very much indeed!

                        Kitty on the

                      1. Thank-you! The light that comes with snow is always a lot of fun to play with through the camera. [:

                        Kitty on the

                    37. Absolutely stunning!
                      1. Thank-you so much, Nancy!

                        Kitty on the

                    38. Wow! I absolutely adore this photos.
                      1. Thank-you for reading!

                        Nathan Kleyn on the

                      1. Thanks!

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                    39. Beautiful photographs! Especially the fourth one - so cute :)
                      1. Thank-you so very much!

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                    40. As always, your photos are magical!

                      Isabel on the

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                      1. That really means such a lot to us, thank-you so much!

                        Kitty on the

                      1. Good ol' Mother Nature. [:

                        Kitty on the

                      1. Thank-you so much! Really happy you like them. [:

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                    41. You don't need a big lens, your talent, pure heart and full-of-love eye make the best pictures ever.

                      Nicia on the

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                      1. Bless you, thank-you so much! You definitely don't always need a big lens around the deer as long as you're patient, they can give you quite a wonderful opportunity when they come close. [:

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                    42. I love these photos so much! They are just stunning! x
                      1. Thank-you so much, Sarah!

                        Kitty on the

                    43. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Unfortunately we don't get snow - or deer where I live. xx
                      1. Thank-you! That's a shame, they really are wonderful - but I'm sure you get something equally as great instead! [:

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                    44. what lens do you use? thanks!

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                      1. For these we used the 35mm.