Her Backyard

© Michelle Alton

Her Backyard

Uploaded: April 16, 2009


A proud member of the current "backyard herd" poses in the Front yard!
Well, she really wasn't there on April 10, when I shot this, but this is her realm, along with five or so others of her family, and I did shoot her standing in a slightly different position, about 10 feet to the right of where you see her.
Notice how the unmortared stonework of the retaining wall has been destroyed. Imagine in your mind's eye, a herd of deer, springing off the top of the wall -- day after day after day! Alas.
Nevertheless, if they left, it would be a lonely backyard.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Brett Dolsen April 16, 2009

What a great visitor and backyard capture Michelle!!Great stone details,tones,animal capture and composition!!Brett #1114340

Douglas Pignet April 16, 2009

Very nice capture for the MT MIchelle,Doug #7409764

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 16, 2009

Lovely scene and great MT, Michelle. #7409802

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 16, 2009

What an awesome creation masterpiece for the MT... Love that stone wall. This is going in my favs. 8o) #7409827

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 16, 2009

Wow, I love this, too! Great work! #7409936

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe April 16, 2009

Beautiful image. Great DD work, love the color and texture you create. #7409964

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 16, 2009

Excellent work with this Michelle and a great story too!! I love having wildlife living near the house! Jeff #7410047

Renee Doyle level-classic April 16, 2009

Excellent work Michelle!!!! #7410123

Mary L. Graham April 16, 2009

Beautiful work here Michelle!! =) #7410170

MELODIE C. ROBERTS April 16, 2009

Morning Michelle
Excellent Work!!!! #7410177

Troy Gallagher April 16, 2009

Beautiful capture.

Troy #7410267

Bonnie C. Lackey April 16, 2009

Great wall! I love the deer but I know how destructive they can be. #7410409

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 16, 2009

beautiful capture Michelle!!! #7410597

Tiia Vissak April 16, 2009

a cool MT image! #7410965

Jim Baines April 16, 2009

Geez! What a backyard!! So what if it's in the front. You got any openings over there? I can be a deer-stalker, deer feeder, bird feeder, pond-cleaner-outer, stonewall fixer-upper, I have degrees in all this stuff!! An exceptional piece of work, Michelle! #7411250

Jim Huffield April 16, 2009

Gorgeous work, Michelle. Jim #7411335

Nadya Johnson April 16, 2009

Michelle, is this your house?? Fabulous! I'm envious! Funny thing happened here on the horse ranch... I was out one day in early April, WITHOUT the camera (duh) and saw at least a hundred deer. That is no exaggeration!!! There were probably many more than that. Naturally I figured, "Well, they're bound to come again and I will get their photo, then." So far - - - - N - O - T!

Why do I never learn??? Anyway - a fantastic photo! I find it really difficult to capture any sort of building when it's tucked into the leafless trees this way. Fantastic job! #7411507

Mike Clime April 16, 2009

Nice backyard and cool effects! I got them walking through my strawberries. #7411722

Alex T. Mizuno April 16, 2009

I wish we had deers in our neighborhood too. The only animals visiting us are raccoons. LOL. A real deer in front of your front yard makes a beautiful picture! Those trees and flowers make a perfect setting too. A wonderful work Michelle! #7411944

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 16, 2009

Wonderful shot, Michelle! #7412104

Yulianto Soeroso April 16, 2009

so huge back yard #7412256

A P April 16, 2009

just gorgeous and makes me home sick. Michelle your DD work is just awesome.

*thank you for you note on Gunnar's tribute post. #7412284

ROLAN NARMAN April 16, 2009

Fantastic capture for the MT Michelle! #7412750

Kaye Burazin April 18, 2009

Although beautiful and a stunning sight to see, these little buggers get in my garden and trample everything in sight.I use Irish Spring soap strung in nylon and a scent called "Deer Be Gone" to deter them. So far the heads of my new flowers are still intact.Pretty to capture in print such as your wonderful DA work. #7416667

Kaye Burazin April 18, 2009

Use the Irish Spring original soap bar and string about every 4 or so feet apart in those half nylon stockings or even old panty hose cut off, level with the top of the plant or the blossom. You can even sliver the soap bar around a garden and replace as the rain melts. Unfortunately the deer do get used to the scent and are no longer afraid of us humans.If you google deer deterrent there are many old folk remedies. #7417447

Gerri R. Jones April 19, 2009

Gorgeous scene...a storybook setting, beautiful work Michelle!!! #7419356

Gina Cormier level-classic April 20, 2009

Lovely scene even with the little bugger! lol
We have too many deer and deer ticks around here. It really isn't good for anyone. I know. #7424197

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 21, 2009

Beautiful capture Michelle, but I can't say I care for them in my yard. Got home from work today, to see a deer in my fenced in garden, dining on hosta shoots and day lily leaves... needless to say I went running out in the backyard yelling and chasing it out of the area, and mended the hole in the fence. Grr.... #7428330

Laurence Saliba level-classic April 25, 2009

Beautiful!!! #7447937

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