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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography There’s no doubt about it; autumn is the best time of year to photograph deer in the UK. The crisp mornings and misty sunrises coincide perfectly with the red deer rut; a time when the deer are more bold, and most active. I missed some of this season; taking the opportunity to see autumn elsewhere in Europe, but I had two very good mornings in particular, when some obliging deer were kind enough…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Ah, lovely autumn. Chilly mornings, dew on the grass, golden leaves, and roaring stags. It’s my favourite time of year, and I love to get out and follow the deer rut. It’s the best time to see and photograph deer as they’re not only less afraid of people, but also most active. I missed the rut last year, as I was in Australia photographing kangaroos and wombats instead, so this year I was especially keen…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography We recently had a day of relatively heavy snowfall here. Probably 20 centimetres or so in places – which is a lot for Bedfordshire! It’s the most we’ve had in the last 10 years I think, as snow is a fairly rare occurrence these days. So like anytime it snows, I try to make the most of it and get out with my camera. Snow not only adds an interesting additional ingredient to nature…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography | Red Deer Rut Photos – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography | Red Deer Rut Photos It’s no secret that deer are my favourite subject for local wildlife photography. I’ve accumulated a decent portfolio of deer images over the last few years, but I’m always looking to add something new to what I’ve done before. I try to visit the deer throughout the year but the best time to go is during the rutting season, and this post is a collection of images from…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE NIFTY FIFTY) Misty BirchesA birch tree wood, shrouded in mist.This is my favourite spot in my local woodland of Aspley Woods.Misty woodland photos are very much ‘on-trend’ right now, which is great because I’ve always loved trees and forests, and it’s great to see others enjoying the theme too.Fine art landscape photography, Bedfordshire. I started, like most people,…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography For the first time since 2013, we had snow in Bedfordshire this winter. So I took the opportunity to get out in it, and take some photos of the deer at my local deer park at Woburn Abbey.   When deer roam between the various areas of the park, they’re usually led by a ‘captain’ of that group. The more submissive individuals will follow that lead deer, trusting their…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I’ve written a few blog posts about deer before: But this time around I thought I’d follow the progress of photos throughout the deer rut season. As usual, I was visiting my local deer park at the Woburn Abbey estate. Britain has several fantastic deer parks up and down the country, so my advice is to get to know your local park. Each has pros and cons, but the biggest factor is you and…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography NOTE: This “8 Tips For Photographing Deer” article was originally published in Wildlife Photographic Magazine, November 2013 issue. Red Deer – Head On – Centred – On WhitePortrait of a red deer stag, in high-key lighting style.Placed centrally, staring down the camera lens.British Wildlife Fine Art Photography, Woburn, Bedfordshire, UK.   I have a few favourite subjects in my nature and landscape portfolio, but one animal I keep coming back…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography A couple of weeks ago, I finally made the time to get out to the woods on a misty morning. We have a few pockets of woodland around Bedfordshire that are stocked with tall pines, which can be hugely photogenic in the right light. I’d wanted to photograph a Bedfordshire woodland in fog for quite a while, but it was never convenient to go when fog was forecast. On this occasion, I was able…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I’m thrilled to say that Woburn Abbey are using one of my photos on the cover of their new 2013 visitor leaflet: I was approached about this some weeks ago, and they’re now in use 🙂 I’m very happy to collaborate with Woburn in this way as it’s my favourite local spot, and I’ve taken some of my best photos there. To see it as the new Woburn Abbey…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I’ve photographed red deer in the snow before, but I’ve never been out with my camera as the snow is actually falling. Now, armed with a “weather-sealed” camera and lens combination, I took the opportunity to get some original photos of the Woburn deer in winter blizzard conditions. It was a tough environment to work in. Minus degree temperatures, a bitter wind, and wet snowflakes all around. But it made for such a…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I live pretty close to Woburn Abbey, and the surrounding Woburn Deer Park is my favourite local spot to spend time outside.   OVERVIEW OF WOBURN DEER PARK The house and grounds are owned by the Bedford estate, and open to visitors all year round. It seems to be a popular tourist spot, hosting the Abbey, gardens, tea room, and antiques centre. The surrounding deer have a…

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