For the First time in nearly two years I went to the Deelerwoud. This is an area of forrest and heather on an area called the Veluwe.
For years I’m hoping for a nice big male red deer in front of my lens. Halfway September is the start of the rutting time and so this seems to be a good time to find the best location for my shot. A lot of photographers go to the national park the Hoge Veluwe. There you can stand on a row with 200 other photographer to make the same picture as everybody else. That is not my thing and so I ended up here.
I walked around the area and when the sun started rising a small group of red deer occurred on the top of a hill. I was in exactly the right spot for the best light and composition and so I god really lucky. Immediately after I pushed the button I realised that this was a great picture. Second later the Red deers went out of sight. I’ve made a great picture with the sunrise colours and the silhouette of the red deers and so my day was starting perfectly.
After walking around some more I’ve noticed that all deers where walking to the same part of the forrest. This part is not accessible because it is determent as a resting area. This is the spot I was looking for. Next week I’m positioning myself on the edge of that Forrest and then the waiting will start.