Photographing Deer in the Cairngorms
Many of you know that I went up to the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland to photograph some of the winter wildlife which calls the park home. One of the wishlist photographs that I wanted, was a Red Deer stag in and amongst the pine trees. So as part of a Northshots tour, I managed to spend a fair amount of time photographing them.
I had seen quite a few different photos from some of the great Scottish wildlife photographers of these deer in the forests. The goal was to try and get a personal and intimate image that would add to the mythical status of the creature. So, there had to be trees, both in the foreground and background.
I am very happy with these two.
Which do you prefer, the landscape version or the portrait version?
Wayne – nice images! I usually would go for the vertical as it accentuates the tree trunks, but somehow the horizontal just speaks more to me, perhaps because it forms a kind of “window” through which to view the elusive stag??
Thanks my friend. The landscape version is also my favourite.