Thursday, July 30, 2009

Short Encounter: Whitetail Fawn

The window above our kitchen sink overlooks a meadow and I often find myself paying more attention to the meadow than to the task of washing dishes. This is the position I found myself in this evening packing green beans into canning jars when a doe stepped into the open. The doe walked across a narrow mowed area, through a strip of high grass and then into another mowed area and paused when from the high grass she had just passed through a fawn stood up and hurried over to join her.

The fawn nursed briefly then wandered about the meadow near her for a few minutes. Then I noticed the doe lifted her head alertly and began walking hurriedly. Focusing on my task for a moment and then back to the meadow I was surprised to see that both deer had disappeared.

I felt reasonably certain that the fawn had again bedded so after putting the canners on to cook I strolled down with the camera to see if I could locate the fawn.

Inching along the grass edge and looking carefully fully expecting to find the fawn I was still startled when from only a few feet away the fawn jumped up and dashed away giving me time for only three images before disappearing through the old fence row.

Short encounter it may have been but I am pleased with the results.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have commented here. Currently my work schedule is consuming nearly all of my waking time leaving very precious little for anything else.


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a wonderful picture.I sure hope you will keep on posting these great pictures as you have time.

Leedra said...

Plus now you are canning. We all understand. Love this photo, even though it is the backside. Love that tail.

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Brad Myers said...

I understand what it is like to have little free time. And I would have less if I had the view you described from your window.

Good shot, most people would delete a rear end view but it is what most of us see more than not.

Montanagirl said...

Great photo! That's about all I ever see of a Whitetail, is their white flag waving goobye at me!

imac said...

You certainly got behind this photo shoot Coy.
Well captured.

FAB said...

Might have been short but definitely a magical moment Coy.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous photo! Such fleeting moments sometimes provide the best shots.

Kerri Farley said...

"Carefree" is what I think of when I see this! What a sweet shot!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: Nice capture of the fawn leaving the area. Did it look back?