Snack Time. This doe was minding her own business mowing my lawn when all of a sudden these two fawns ran up from both sides looking for some milk. I guess that they are not completely weaned yet, even though they went back to eating grass as soon as they were done.
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The Fawn and the Horse Fly. There was a fawn trying to rest in my back yard this evening. However, it was being incessantly harassed by a large horse fly. Finally, the fawn gave up and tried to run away.
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15-August-2009: I picked up “White Ram”, my Roadtrek RS Adventurous RV at Campers Barn in Kingston, New York.
Backyard Deer Nursery. The deer population in New Jersey is out of control. Because of all of the damage to gardens and shrubbery, deer have been labeled “rats with hooves”. The only natural predator of deer in New Jersey, and many other states is the automobile (been there, done that, don’t want to do it again). On the other hand, let nature be — and use it as a subject to photograph.
When I got home this evening, there was a Doe working the shrubbery on my driveway. Further down the driveway I saw a Buck (with a larger rack) and two fawns resting in the shade. I got a few images out of the car window, but nothing special. When I went onto the deck to check on my tomatoes, I saw many Fawns and a Doe. By the time I got the camera up the Seven Fawns started running to their den mother. When I tell folks that I can come home and find a dozen deer in my yard, they often roll their eyes in disbelief. Tonight there were a dozen all viewed with 30 minutes. The following “grab” images are of the seven Fawns and their den mother.
Goggle+ For anyone still reading this, it was about a year ago that my Facebook account was hacked and started sending out a lot of junk in my name. It also appeared that my computer was compromised and was sending a lot of data to external sites. The only way I could stop it was to delete my FB account, and restore my computer hard drive to a point several days earlier. It was at that point that I started my “image of the day” photoblog using WordPress and PhotoShelter. A few days ago, I got an invite to join the beta of Google Plus (Google+ or G+). So far it looks interesting. I don’t think that it will replace my “image of the day” photoblog.
I’m getting tired of doing deer and need a new subject. Thoughts? Reply as a comment or send me an e-mail.
Young Fawn Hiding in the Woods. When I got home, I saw the rabbit in the same location as this morning. I then saw this fawn hiding in the woods. Its mother left it in the shade. It stayed perfectly still nearly camouflaged while I took some pictures. It was relatively dark in the shade, and I had to push the ISO to 1600. Even then, the exposure times were 1/25 and 1/40 sec. It is a good thing that the lens has VR such that I could get a relatively sharp image.
When I got home tonight there was a Doe near the top of my driveway. I initially didn’t see the fawns, but then found two of them resting under some shrubs next to the house. This series of images are of the Doe, Fawns, and other deer in my backyard. No wonder why I can’t keep a kitchen garden other than the tomato plants on my deck. Even on the deck I have to worry since I have had deer jump up on to the deck in the past.