There are plenty of deer in George Bush Park (Barker Reservoir) and in Cullen Park (Addicks Reservoir) North of I-10. You can even watch them from the respective dam roads. These are large areas -- large by suburban standards -- that are basically left to nature running its course and no hunting or even carrying of firearms is allowed in these parks (except for the shooting center on Westheimer Parkway).
|Find the deer in this landscape|
|Apparently got to close for comfort - this one is taking off;|
it almost looks like a kanguruh
|Wrong pose ... and tail is not even white, at least not |
when in the "down" position
These two look okay as small versions on the screen, at ISO-800 and 1/50 shutter speed,
with a little editing and cropping on the computer upon return from the woods
|I accentuated the colors a little bit on this one with the photo-editing software. |
The natural lighting was quite good actually better than during the warm season
because there is no foliage to interfere with the illumination by the setting sun.
Another abortive foray to watch deer: The live specimen on display, and happily grazing -- at Bear Creek Pioneers' Park do not quite match the interpretive sign providing background info on the White Tailed Deer. It's educational all the same. You will just have to enjoy the ponies and donkeys and leave the deer-watching for another day in another place: perhaps the nearby woods.
at other times of the year when the grass is greener