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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!

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!