Spotted Fawn in my Yard!

I woke up this morning and as I stumbled into the kitchen to start breakfast, I looked out the window at the bird feeders to see if there were any birds. Lo and behold, there was a White-tailed deer about 30 feet off my deck. As I opened the window to get the camera pointed at it, it bounded off and across the street into the neighbors corn field. Oh well. Then, about 10 seconds later, a small spotted fawn pranced out from our field! Since I already had the camera on the tripod for the birds at the feeder, and I had already opened the window, I was able to get a few pictures of this little guy.

NIKON D200 @ 165mm — ¹/80 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 100 | zoom in
Spotted Fawn in my Lawn

He didn’t seem to agitated but I think was more concerned about where the mother had run off to. As it turns out, she was standing next to the road waiting for him so I think he calmed down and started trying to figure out what the noise of my camera shutter was.

NIKON D200 @ 300mm — ¹/80 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 100 | zoom in
Spotted Fawn with Ears Back

Here, his tail is not twitching (not afraid) and his ears are back. Pretty soon, he turned around to look at me.

NIKON D200 @ 300mm — ¹/80 sec, ƒ/5.6, ISO 100 | zoom in
Looking for the Camera

After staring for a while, he hopped off to his mother and they both disappeared in the corn field.

It’s mornings like this that I love living in the country!