Fawn Peeking Through The Brush

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  • Camera: NIKON D3X
  • Lens: 500.0 mm f/4.0
  • Focal Length: 500mm
  • Shutter: 1/400 sec
  • ISO: 640
  • Aperture: F/5.6

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This Photo's ID: 478

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OK, so we’re in Custer State Park in SD in search of some cool critters when we spot this pair of fawns. One had lost her spots, but this little gal still had a few left.

The brush was thick and the light was fading so it wouldn’t be long before we were forced to move on. The fawn just kept milling along, seldom looking up – or only looking our way when there was a forest of brush between us.

She finally gets to this spot, the light is sweet, and we need something to happen. I see those cool plants on either side of her and it looks like it was just MADE for this shot! Unfortunately, no amount of my whopping and hollering seemed to get her attention (typical of park deer), but man, something happened behind us that caught her eye. To this day, I’m not sure what it was (as far as we could tell, it was just a hill), but I’m glad it got her attention.

She looked up and I got EXACTLY one good click.

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3 Responses to Fawn Peeking Through The Brush

  1. Amanda says:

    Love this one. We have at least 10 or 12 deer in our yard early morning and evening every day. Would you believe that’s in the city limits?! We also have turkeys, bunnies, etc.
    Just noticed the list of colors found in the photo – like that, too. Very helpful with watercolor, etc. Thanks for doing that. ab

  2. Deborah Flowers says:

    Perfectly lovely! I love that little leaf in her mouth.
    Great photo.

  3. Carolyn says:

    What bright highlights and beautiful big brown eyes! Setting is just perfect! Another artful photo! Great work.

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