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Mother and Fawn

While sitting in one of my favorite places photographing bluebirds yesterday, I noticed a deer running towards me. While I was in the process of moving my camera and tripod to point at her I noticed that her fawn was following her. I've recently seen her nursing the fawn in the area but the mother rarely brings the fawn out into the open, so getting a good photo has been difficult.

I captured 65 frames in the sequence of this mother and fawn running across the open field. Something I find very interesting is that I don't have a single photo where they were looking directly at me. This is my favorite image from the sequence and one of a few that captured both of them in the same frame. I especially enjoy the looking at how small the fawn is compared to its mother.

ISO 800 - ƒ/8 - 1/1000s - 600mm - Tripod and Gimbal- Natural Lighting

Fort Snelling State Park in Bloomington, Minnesota on 6-18-2014 at 5:00 PM

Canon 7D
600mm · f/8.0 · 1/1000s · ISO 800
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