Sunshine for Birkhill’s charity open garden day

Birkhill Castle, Fife, Scotland (click to enlarge)

The sun shone for Birkhill’s charity open gardens day.   Birkhill Estate threw open its doors to the public at 2pm today in aid of Motor Neurone Disease with Scotland’s gardens scheme. There were lots of people enjoying the walks in the walled gardens and through the woodlands down to the Tay.   A long queue formed for the tea and tasty scones served up in the newly converted stable block at Home farm.

Wednesday: Outdoors in the sunshine with the wildlife, Scotland

Running Deer

I’ve been outdoors for much of today photographing various forms of Scottish wildlife for magazines.  I took this photograph of a Roe deer running off across a stubble field. It’s such a graceful, agile animal to watch each movement looks effortless.

I used my 100 – 400 L lens and gave the image a letterbox style crop.