May 16 - Deary me!
Well this certainly was a fun picture to take. Not far from me is a deer park where there is a footpath running right through it. Walking into it for the purpose of taking a photo is slightly scary. I don't know if anyone has ever come across deer on your own...but all they do is stare at you. Its rather diconcerting. Anyway, I gradually edged towards these deer. There were about 100 of the fellas. They barely took there eyes off me.I stood for about half an hour standing very still...snapping some photos. I then decided to change my lens so I bent down to my bag to change the lens and after a minute I looked up and they were all suddenly very close (5-10 metres). Slightly freaked out by this I decided to make a quick retreat. I walked towards the exit and experienced what it was like to be stalked by deer. I have never known anything like it. They decided to follow me...all 100 of them followed...trotting towards me when I walked too fast. I wasn't sure whether they though I had food in my bag or whether I was food myself. Anyway, I did finally make it to the exit with my heart still beating. Lovely but scary time. Was it worth it?