Three Forks, Montana

Stay-at-Home Photography: 7: Our Fawn is getting Big

August 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

A little background. My wife and I enjoy our first cup of coffee each morning while sitting outside, usually starting at 5:30am. It has only been since the beginning of the pandemic that we have done this, but under the circumstances it just feels "healthy" when we spend more time outdoors.  The enjoyment of our yard has been greatly enhanced by the arrangement we have with Mosquito Squad to come every few weeks to spray for mosquitos and ticks.  This has made our time outside so much more enjoyable.  I think the grand total of the mosquitoes that have bothered me this summer so far is three!

So anyway, for both of these images I was already outside enjoying the day when a fawn and doe emerged from the woods and began foraging along the edge of the lawn. I am not happy to say that deer seem to love eating anything that we have planted.

The first image below was taken July 13 and the second one was taken less than one month later, on August 8. Marks on the doe tell me that it is the same doe on both dates, so I believe this is the same fawn. The fawn is almost the size of the doe. 

July 13, 2020
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 + MC14 teleconverter
210mm - F5.6 - 1/15sec - AutoISO 400
I clearly got luck with this photo. At 1/15 sec this is photographer error.
1/125 or faster would have been more appropriate
though ISO would have been very high (3200).



August 8, 2020 (almost four weeks later)
Olympus E-M1
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-F5.6
218mm - F5.1 - 1/125sec - AutoISO 2500



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