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During mid February l arranged two photographic workshops exclusively for “The St Helens Camera Club”. The day began early as everyone had to on location by no later than 8.30am, all ready and raring to make a start. The rangers and l conveyed a few pieces of advice and then that was it, we made a start. During the winter periods, it becomes extremely difficult for deer to feed the grasses, this is due to the adverse weather conditions, frost, snow and ice. Therefore everyday the herd are artificially fed from a trailer with grain, carrots, potatoes, and other veg’s etc.
Once our trailer is in the correct position photographically, with suitable backgrounds we all disembark the trailer and the feed trailer surrounds us, throwing the feed on the floor. The distance between the deer and our group was approximately 3 to 4 yards. Ideal for the shorter telephoto lens’s.
Below are two pictures of the two groups:
For both days there was only one matter which took more planning than everything else put together, the weather. However with a little extra work a a great deal of good luck, the weather was fantastic.
Everybody had a fantastic day and managed to get hundreds and hundreds of pici’s. All that is required now is the time to quality check them all before processing them. Good luck and most of all, “keep on clickin”!!!