Sunday, June 07, 2009

New Arrival with a Waterfront View


I encountered my first Whitetail Fawn of the season while fishing yesterday. While rounding a small finger of land jutting into the lake I noticed a very young fawn bedded by the water’s edge. The little fellow (yes, it is a little buck) was unconcerned about my nearby presence.

The morning was partly cloudy and clouds obscured the sun while I shot some 30 images as I maneuvered the boat about to obtain different angles. Finally the sun broke through lighting the little fellow perfectly.



Guiding the boat closer with the electric motor, I was able to approach within only a few feet of his bed. Moving back into deeper water, I reviewed the images on the camera’s LCD. The shots looked good so I moved on with the fawn still resting as when I first found him.

This encounter gave me what I believe to be the best Whitetail Fawn images I have captured to date.



22 comments:

Wolf Lover Girl said...

Oh how adorable! Great shots!

~ Wolf Lover Girl

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Words fail,these images are stunning.To be priveledged to be that close to a newborn fawn is a real blessing.

Juan C. Aguero said...

Excellent photos of the Deer.

Elaine said...

Stunning photos! He probably thought if he held still you wouldn't see him. You must have been trembling with excitement. I know I would hvae been!

imac said...

True to your name,"Country Captures" beautiful shots Coy, my friend.

Joy said...

Absolutely breathtaking!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done Salty
I enlarged the bottom shot and was amazed at the detale... it just goes to show that sometimes a chance encounter can produce the best shot.
It makes the perfect header as well.. :O)

Tom

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is adorable Coy!! They can lay so quietly that it is easy to miss them and they have no distrust of humans at that age.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Oh so sweet! I love the little fawn's face!

Willard said...

That is a series to die for. You will be hard pressed to surpass those! Top notch.

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a beauty, that is one to frame.

Montanagirl said...

He is just wonderful. New life, new beginnings, not at all alarmed. You captured him perfectly. Way to go!

Richard said...

Well done Salty..more pictures for the "Perfect Picture File." He sure is a young buck.

Abe Lincoln said...

Boy that is an outstanding baby and photograph. They just go together. Nice post.

Our Flower Pot

Chris said...

oh wow, I'm wordless! Fantastic shot and observation... Wow, well done mate!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Great find and shot, Dad.

Bradley Myers said...

Just beautiful Coy, I didn't forget about your site I have been by everyday I just have not had time to stop and type in a comment. The last few post have been fantastic as always, great shots.

Enjoy your summer, Brad.

Mel said...

Hola Salty!
Winter is slowly approaching to this side of the world. Cold and grey days, colourless and depressing.
Your photographs are refreshing and full of life!
THANK YOU!
Besos,
Mel

photowannabe said...

What a face and your lighting is perfect. Great capture Salty.

Meggie said...

Holy smokes, Salty, what a great capture of the little guy! He can't be more than a few days old. Such a beauty!

Michele said...

Fantastic!!!!

Tim Rucci said...

Hi Salty,
Wow, those are fantastic photos - definitely some of the best I've seen of deer fawns. This time last year I was up at Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park photographing deer fawns for the first time, and it was really fun. I was not fortunate to get anything this nice though.

Thanks also for stopping by my blog, and for your kind comments.