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Glimpsing deer through the trees

Autumn's glorious colours

Last month I visited Cannock Chase in Staffordshire again, along with friends from The Wildlife Art Society, and we enjoyed a day of lovely sunshine.

The autumn colours in the trees were glorious, with the added bonus of many fungi and fruits, and we were able to see a number of fallow deer, glimpsed through the trees and bushes.

I also saw much of the same colours on a visit to the Highlands of Scotland, and used all the reference to put into my latest paper cut, "Birchwood", though in this instance I used a roe deer stag.

As usual I was trying to distill many of the colours, shapes and wildlife that I saw into one "story" of the wood, and used different levels to introduce plenty of distance into the image.