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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

St Elmo's deer

Occasionally you encounter a magical creature . . . like this black-tailed deer with an aura.

Was this yearling imbued with an awesome charisma?

Was it a case of St Elmo's fire dancing over its charged spikes?

Or was it just a spider that crapped on the window over my camera trap's lens?


Owlman said...

Spider crap or maybe some amber dew? lol!
Cool effect.

Chas S. Clifton said...

You happened to catch the deer in the process of being transported to the mother ship, that's all.

It won't remember a thing.

Camera Trap Codger said...

Yes, that happens out here too. (Chuckle)

Tiger777 said...

I'd like to think its an aura, nothing to do with a spider i'm sure!!

Uncle Ted said...

Nice photos. Me and my friends are also avid camera trappers and have experienced some unique photographic effects. To check out our "club", take a look at www.cameratrapping.com.

You and your CT buddies are welcome to send me your photos and I'll get them on my web page.


Anonymous said...

It's a water droplot on the lens.

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