I am trying to get a group together of people interested in travelling to Richmond Park on Saturday 27th October to get some photos of the stags. I would intend to leave Dean Street car park at 06.30hrs which would get us to Ham Gate, Richmond Park circa 07.30hrs roughly coinciding with dawn. Hopefully this might enable us to get some shots in the mist (if there is one!).
The last time I went I managed to park in the by-roads close to Ham gate and walked through the park from there ending up at the refreshments stand at Pen Ponds in the centre, which I think opens about 09.00hrs. This enabled plenty of shots of the deer.
Regarding equipment a telephoto lens is very useful and possibly a tripod although we will be walking a reasonable distance. Cold-weather and waterproof clothing is also a must as we may be wading waist high through wet ferns. Try not to wear clothing that is too bright if possible.
Remember that these are wild animals so it is prudent to keep a safe distance from them when taking shots. It is worth the effort, though, as you will get far more uncluttered backgrounds than you would in a zoo.
If anybody is interested in coming please could you let me know so that I can arrange drivers and passengers. The postcode for Satnavs is TW10 5HB.