Seldom does a doe and her fawns line up for a family portrait but when this family did I needed a shorter lens. I like everything about this shot except that the fawns are cropped too tight. A little more body and perhaps some leg would have greatly improved the shot.
The abrupt end of a nursing session causes a fawn to squint as it tries to avoid mom's flailing hooves.
With summer beginning to wain the deer are shedding their thin red summer hair; replacing it with a soft velvety gray hair that in the coming months will grow into a thick warm coat for winter.
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