Visited by a roe deer

Over the New Year, I’ve spent a couple of days in my vacation home in the canton Vaud. During one night, we got quite a bit of fresh snow and the next evening my wife discovered this roe deer in our orchard. He was probably looking for apples.

Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

A roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) looking for food under the snow cover. Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm f2.8, 1/1250, f4.0, ISO 1250

The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) is a shy fellow, and normally I get to see it only from far or when it’s running away, no chance to take photos. But this guy didn’t notice me so I was able to take some shots.

animated gif of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

Animated roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) digging and sticking his head into the snow.

More mammal photos can be found in my photo database.

animated gif of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

Animated roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) looking for food.

The same day I also took some photos of the forest below our chalet showing some nice patterns perfect for conversion to Black and White.

Forest patterns in snow. Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm f2.8, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 400

Mixed forest in snow. Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm f2.8, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 400

Forest edge in snow. Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm f2.8, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 400

On the next day, my wife and I went for a hike to Solalex, where we enjoyed a hot drink. As often I brought my camera along since you never know.

Le Miroir d'Argentine

Le Miroir d’Argentine in snow. Nikon D810, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8, 1/320, f6.3, ISO 250

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