Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dreary Weather Deer


My girlfriend and I were on a leisurely hike when we sort of ran into a doe and her two fawns. Having been born back in the spring, the fawns were rapidly approaching their mother's size and had lost their spots. They milled around for a few minutes, apparently not too bothered by us.

What was supposed to have been a sunny day was actually very overcast and the lighting in the woods was quite poor. It even sprinkled at one point. The deer were the highlight of the outing since our fall color isn't widely prominent yet. The drought may have hurt us in that regard.







1/30 sec. f/7.1 ISO 400


31 comments:

Andy said...

Excellent!

Marc Heath said...

The second photo is a lovely pose.

Terri Buster said...

Wow- you must be the deer whisperer... every time I spot deer, they immediately take off. (Of course I couldn't be quiet if I had to, so that doesn't help a bit.)

Beth said...

Beautiful shots. I love deer watching.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shots...it makes up for the dreary day!

MTWaggin said...

You've got some great shots there considering all the foliage!

TexWisGirl said...

they're beautiful. love that second shot! :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You got some really great photos of the fawns! So sweet. Overcast days can be good for photography, but drizzle is not! I'm always afraid of getting my gear wet when it's a day like that.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautifully captured (on camera), Brian. What gorgeous creatures.

Audrey said...

magnifique !

Audrey said...

magnifique !

Dina said...

They look so cute. They didn't seem spooked by you guys at all.

Andrew said...

Lovely to see Brian the deer rut is due to start over here and I was lucky enough to watch some Red Deer yesterday... Photos tomorrow.

Adam Jones said...

Fantastic shots Brian.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Even if it was a dreary day you got fantastic photos. Deer are so lovely I don't know how anyone can shoot them...except with a camera.

Andee said...

You look like you got so close to them! Your images are so bright it is hard to believe it was a dreary day.

Taken For Granted said...

You have beautiful photos of these deer, but I'm of two minds about deer. They are a pretty, graceful animal who belongs in the woods and on the prairie, but their numbers around here are out of control. Deer-car accidents are common. Their only natural predator is Ford and GM.

Renae said...

o when that dear was turned looking at you i would have been too shaky to get a steady shot. o h how great!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful creatures. You got some great shots of them. And that is the best place to see them - in the woods and not on or near the road. There was about 20 in the field near here the other evening but I didn't have my camera and it was too dusky anyway.

eileeninmd said...

They are cuties! Great shots, Brian!

Liz said...

Wow, Brian!! These shots are amazing! What a great find.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Love them! Happy weekend~

Tricia Hays said...

Tails down, so ya'll must have been very quiet, they didn't seem to know you two were there.
Aren't they beautiful! I'd love to sneak up on some & just watch them. =)
Excellent captures!

Debbie said...

WoW brian, looking back is just beautiful but they are all wonderful!!

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waldlaeufer68 said...

Hello Brain,
very nice series .. there are always very nice moments when you get so close to wild animals in front of the camera ..
greetings Frank

bailey-road.com said...

They're lovely animals.

Leenie said...

How nice of them to pose for you and give you an opportunity to get some great shots.

Faye said...

I really appreciate the soft light you captured in these photos, Brian. As you say, gave the deer a chance to be the focal point. Such gentle-looking creatures--especially the smallest one.

Did you hike in eastern Kentucky? Just today some friends and I were talking about where the fall color might be at Natural Bridge.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great pictures...they look a little bit different than our roes...

Mary said...

Nice deer...lovely and close up well done.