Backyard Deer and Fawn

This is one of those situations where you just happen to be in the right place, at the right time.  Seriously!

About a week or so ago I was just getting ready to go to work when I looked out our back picture window to see what looked like a deer grazing in our pasture.  Living out in the country, this is really no unusual event.  However, after looking closer, I realized that this wasn’t a deer grazing at all, but a mother deer nursing her fawn.  The fawn looked no more than a week old and after quickly getting my wife, we simply stood there and watched nature for a while.

NIKON D50 @ 300mm — ¹/60 sec, ƒ/11, ISO 200 | zoom in
NIKON D50 @ 300mm — ¹/60 sec, ƒ/11, ISO 200 | zoom in
NIKON D50 @ 300mm — ¹/60 sec, ƒ/11, ISO 200 | zoom in
NIKON D50 @ 300mm — ¹/60 sec, ƒ/11, ISO 200 | zoom in

After a bit, mother and fawn moved off a few more yards and she proceeded to try to clean the fawn.

NIKON D200 @ 300mm — ¹/180 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 160 | zoom in
NIKON D200 @ 300mm — ¹/250 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 160 | zoom in
NIKON D200 @ 300mm — ¹/250 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 160 | zoom in
NIKON D200 @ 300mm — ¹/250 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 160 | zoom in
NIKON D200 @ 300mm — ¹/250 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 160 | zoom in
NIKON D200 @ 300mm — ¹/250 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 160 | zoom in

After a while, both mother and fawn passed over the hill in the background to graze some more.

Yet one more reason I love living in the country!