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Greenwich Park again — Red Deer

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Greenwich Park has a Red Deer enclosure in their south eastern

corner = closer to the back gate.

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Unlike its northern part, closer to the Thames , where Royal Naval College,

Royal Observatory are attracting the numerous visitors, its southern part

maintains more natural environment = small pond, dense rhododendron

bush etc etc and naturally we can see many birds, even red deer.

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South of the park is the Black Heath area.  Heath mean, the land covered by

the Heather plant. (Well, in the old days.)   Heather is a Elicaseae plant and a

cousin of Rhododendron ! (You believe or not  😀 ) ( Heath looks like this !)

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And where ever a natural reserve and a pond, the Birds gathers.  —– and

where ever the Birds gathers, Human forks / Kids coming to feed them.  🙂

(It’s a well established custom of the modern society)

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Not so many people thinks to make them a roast duck.  🙂

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——– (Photos were taken by Tamron 500 mm SP F8 Mirror lens)

 I was really fascinated by (1) the quality of this 40 years old lens and

(2) how the birds can keep their feather dry ! 

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So, the Red Deere here are not for Venison !

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Photo above, left was a view of 15 mm lens and in its center, a

white-dot was a Wood Pigeon = photo Right, shot by 800 mm lens. 

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The building with clock tower is a very historic old School. (So, I heard )

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Sound very dashing but looks pretty miserable building = Trident Hall.

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This one is really the Pride of England or its past glory !

Old Royal Naval College.

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(The photo Center is the Trinity Hospital. Photo Right, Cutty Sark Ship)

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Camera used was Canon 5D Mk3,  Pentax 15 mm F3.5,

Tamron SP 500 mm F8 Mirror lens,  800 mm Mirror Lens ??? make. 

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  1. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on January 26, 2014 at 12:34

    Nice shots. The ducks are beautiful. I’m surprised to see those red deer!

    • yoshizen said, on January 26, 2014 at 14:23

      Thank you Lemony.
      In fact Richmond Park got lots more Deer there though, I’m not a fanatic of those large animals.

  2. bentehaarstad said, on January 26, 2014 at 13:42

    Enjoyed your wildlife. But Yoshizen, if the deers have no predators, and none will be venison, it would soon be too many??

    • yoshizen said, on January 26, 2014 at 14:48

      Thank you Bente. Situation seems the same in US,
      Japan and here. Even in a wild, thanks to the “Humain”
      attitude to those animals, they are becoming too many
      and a pest. —– So that, Yellowstone park in the US
      Re-introduced the Wolf. But in Japan or here, there seems no remedy.

  3. elenacaravela said, on February 6, 2014 at 13:05

    Great shots, but the nature shots really speak to me especially!

    • yoshizen said, on February 6, 2014 at 14:32

      Thank you Elena. This year, the nature here has been
      utterly dull and miserable. 😦
      I haven’t seen any typical winter, no frost or snow but
      just rain and yet more rain.


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