Day 246/365 SP With Deer Skull Found In Swamp

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© Andrea Petersen
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And God made the beast of the earth after his kind...Genesis 1:25

This is a deer skull my husband found in a swamp in Northern Wisconsin 20 years ago. Coincidentally, about a foot away from the stump I looked on the ground and I saw to my great surprise, embedded teeth in the dirt...I thought at first I had bumped the skull and jarred some of its teeth loose but it was anchored tightly in the ground. My husband thought it belonged to either a pig or a cow that had been butchered on our property long before we moved here...Anyway, I felt a little spooked:)

I am ducking my head on this picture so that I wouldn't be wiped out by the sun that decided to shine right about then but still got a little dab of sunlight on my face. I shot this portrait using the manual function of my camera. I stopped down to f.14 and used 1/100 sec. shutter speed. ISO 280.

16 responses

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (24 Sep 2009):

    No one should have this much fun! Wonderful capture . . . .

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Fantastic SP Andrea!! You're really a pro at these!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Excellent capture!

  • Laura C

    Laura C gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Keep up with the good work!!! Lovely!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Really wonderful. I love your denim jumper and western hat. It goes well with your theme today. The other skull you found is a very weird coincidence.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Fantastic light! I love that smile!!! You look a bit leary of the skull. LOL. Great SP!!!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    This is a fantastic shot and like Regenia said, you look a bit leery of the skull. I love your smile and the sun on your face!!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    haha.. bet you ran off to wash your hand right after the shooting.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    LOL:) I hope you meant camera shooting, David...I actually felt more squeamish after I touched the teeth embedded in the ground smiling up at me:)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    You look lovely as always, but the skull and the teeth spook me out a bit!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    I don't know how you manage to be so creative for so many days! JPG ought to be compensating you for giving them so much material!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (26 Sep 2009):

    Looks like you are steering that right towards us, love the patterns on the tree stump and the colours are fab..

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (26 Sep 2009):

    That looks like that was a very nice deer......I'm a hunter, you know... I love finding things like that in the woods!! Great SP!!

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    Very Cool Shot....I certainly didnt know there were any swamps in Wisconcin.....learn something new everyday!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    Finds like these are so exciting! They bring out the kid in me!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 Apr 2016):

    Love the shot!!!

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