Thursday, August 25, 2011

Whitetails and Hawks...

I walked the entire "Blue Blaze Trail" at the Monocacy National  Battlefield Park in Frederick County Maryland. Beside being a very relaxing and enjoyable hike, I did see some Whitetail Deer and juvenile Red-tailed Hawks. Here are a few photos.

Whitetail Doe, one step in the sun...
One step into the shade...
Here's lookin' at you...
Two in the woods...
Ssshh... Did you hear that...
Two Juvenile Red-tail Hawks...
Juveniles
Juvenile Red-tail
Morph Juvenile Red-tail Hawk...

Morph Juvenile Red-tail Hawk checking me out...

Morph Juvenile Red-tail Hawk...
 

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful, larry! LOVE those deer as i don't get to see them here. :)

grammie g said...

Hi Larry...those are some great shots of the deer ...and the captions are great to: }
Love the next to the last shot of the Hawk ..the wing spread is beautiful!!

Grace

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you T. They are pretty common sight around here.

Hey Grace, thank you for the comments.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Can you see me now peeking out from the grass? Great images of the deer. The hawk images are incredible.

Lois Evensen said...

The deer were doing a good job of watching YOU! Wonderful images.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great pictures of the deer, and the hawks are just amazing. We had deer in our yard this morning and as I went to take pictures of them, the darn batteries in my camera died--It's always something isn't it? :-)

Larry Ostby said...

Kjell, I thought I saw something back there. lol

Thank you Lois, they didn't let me get by with anything. :)

Thanks a lot Kim. :)

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Beautiful series! I love watching the white tails around here. Such graceful creatures!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Deer and the Hawk is beautiful too.

Amish Stories said...

Good morning folks and I'm sure some of you are watching hurricane Irene's movements especially if you live on the east coast. ............. I have a post called "Lancaster on 2 wheels" today on Amish Stories where i tour the Amish country side taking pictures and observations which I've just posted................Enjoy your weekend everyone and i hope your out of Irene's path and safe. Richard from Amish Stories.

Larry Ostby said...

Hey Chip, thanks, it's great when you have the advantage of seeing them first.

Thank you Bob :)

Welcome Richard, I'll be making a few preparations for the up-coming week-end storm. Make sure you do the same.

Julie G. said...

Glorious captures, Larry! The deer images are so very beautiful. How fortunate you were to see the stag, they are very elusive in our area. Fantastic hawk shots! I'm especially fond of the in-flight photographs. All are wonderful though!

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you Julie, I was lucky with the deer this time.

Samantha said...

WOW! Great shots!!
Especially loved the hawks :)

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you Samantha :)