Saturday, July 26, 2008

Camera Critters #16

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

This is my first capture of a fawn. This little one was absolutely beautiful. My constant companion in my car is my Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. I love this camera for its versatility and it does even better as I improve myself. I was driving to work on Wednesday when 4 building before my office I saw a this fawn and mother. They were in the front yard of the First Energy office building. I whipped into the next driveway, threw open the door and grabbed the camera. A car slowed down right in front of them and the mother said let's move. They moved across the parking lot and put on a show. They were very alert to their surroundings because they are city deer were very careful. The morning mist surrounded the deer but I fired away. They got comfortable and put on a show.
I was able to get a lot of choices for the blog.
It was a little foggy so the colors were brighter to the eye.
Now as Paul Harvey says "the rest of the story", I shared my capture at work and the car that stopped was Tony the shop foreman. Later that afternoon he called me outside and the mother and fawn were behind our plant. I went and got my camera and followed them in the woods. I went into the woods and I saw them move into an opening. I went to the edge of the woods and got this shot to the trees.
They moved across the opening and I went out of the woods and the fawn gave me a parting glance. Please note the color difference in the afternoon colors.
This capture was better then any deer hunt I had ever been on. The wonder of nature and critters astound me. Thank you Misty for starting Camera Critters.

55 comments:

Marie said...

Beautiful series!

Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful photos. I love watching the deer.
Stop by and visit The Gardener Side to see my bluejay photos for Camera Critters this week.

The Birdlady said...

Aren't they just amazing, beautiful creatures? You did great! You got some wonderful shots. (I particuarly LOVE the last one.)

Dina said...

This is so wonderful. I enjoy the excitement in your voice as much as I do your pictures.

ratmammy said...

i love that last photo best!

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful captures and spken like a true nature lover our cmera is always with us!! I can just imagine your sheer excitement as you photographed these beauties!! ^.^ NG lover of gardens nature and my cats

Juliana RW said...

great deer series

Mine in here Thanks

picturing said...

all beautiful

Hope you can Visit me also Thanks

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Awww... such a pretty collection of photos... you did a splendid job of capturing this fawn!
Mountain Retreat Photos

D... said...

Aw, I'm loving the pictures of the fawn. The last was just perfect!

Mine is here.

Carletta said...

Love the last one FG! The colors are all just right and it looks like it's looking right at you.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Oh wow, what a great find that was! Love the photos :)

david mcmahon said...

That's a great series and a wonderful narrative.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

pretty much the series of such beautiful animals congratulations for the capture of photos for you a good Sunday

Kahshe Cottager said...

Those were great shots! I have only ever seen a fawn once in the woods and I didn't have my camera at the time. 8-(
Have a wonderful weekend of beautiful skies! My Sky Watch Photos Here and Here

bobbie said...

So beautiful! That last photo is priceless.

Rhea said...

How neat you got to see them two different times! Great photos! I love the fawn, and the colors are pretty awesome in the first photos with the fog. nice job!

Sandy Kessler said...

very lovely especially against the special foliage

me ann my camera said...

There is nothing more beautiful than fawns. Great photos!

babooshka said...

Beautiful collection. You can't beat animlas in the wild.

lapa37 said...

Beautiful it is always a pleasure for me to come to see you photos.

Misty Dawn said...

AWESOME!!! I felt like I was right there with you... You really got some spectacular shots of the fawn and I really love that fourth shot (with the fawn & mother together).

I've made it my mission to get some good deer shots this Summer... I haven't had the opportunity yet though, with all the rain we've been having.

And, as far as your thanks... No, my friend, thank YOU!!!

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Cool shots of the deer!

Andrea said...

Oh, great capture of the beautiful deer.

Indrani said...

Beautiful shots of the free animal. I have seen them only in zoos.

Leora said...

Thanks for telling us the story of the deer. Lovely photos.

The Texican said...

Great fawn shots FG. I don't think there is anything prettier than a white tail fawn. Pappy

Christy said...

Very beautiful shots. I am always on the look out for deer when I drive to church. It is one of my highlights of the day when I see them in the nature center that I drive past. I really need to visit and go for a walk. I need to get a small camera for the car as well. I don't like to drag the big camera everywhere that I go. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. Your comment is appreciated.

TSannie said...

I too never leave home without my camera.

Your captures are wonderful! Glad you shared!

pts said...

excellent capture!i found your other posts are excellent too!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh they are so beautiful, ours i don't think have those colors at least i don't think so, I wish i could find some they are so adorable

Isadora said...

We are taking so much of their former home that pretty soon they'll only be seen in a zoo. They are so cute :)

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos.

My usual shot is a white flag disapearing into the brush.

Troy

imac said...

Hi my friend, these are just beautiful and you captured them well.

pop and see mine.

Kittilicious said...

I have yet to see a fawn this year.. I'm so jealous! The deer seem to be out a lot this year more than others (the cooler MN summer?), but still no fawns for me to see :( They are all hiding.. yeah! thats it!

Kostas said...

Marvellous team from splendid photographs with cute and beloved creatures!

Stacey Huston said...

You just get better and better. I know what you mean about better than any hunt.... I love hunting with my camera.. thanks FG.. Have a great week.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful! The fawn images are gorgeous. These creatures always thrill my heart. God bless.

Anita said...

So beautiful...
We were driving down a back road last evening, and saw a mother and twins at the edge of a corn field... No matter how many times I see deer, I never get over their beauty and grace...

Have a great day!
Stop by Prairie Visions if you get time! :)

Tipper said...

Very neat-love the spots. These photos were a real catch.

For The People said...

Again, Those are great!

Gretchen said...

How pretty! Just love looking at deer. :)

Marigold said...

Nice shots! Can't believe you were able to get so close.

B. Roan said...

Amazing fawn shots. I saw one alongside the road a few days ago and tried to get a shot from the car. Unfortunately the rear view mirror is visible.

Sandy said...

Such wonderful photos!

Voz do meu Coração said...

fishing guy hello, your blog has wonderful pictures, loved. Congratulations.

Hildegarde said...

Wonderful !! I'm pretty sure that this is something I will never see in real life, but I can imagine what a thrill it is. And thanks for your friday-sky visit on my blog.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Fishing Guy, that beautiful sequence of photos, mágnificas. Have a good week.

Shionge said...

I cannot imagine you being so near to them FG, the only time we really get to be close is at the zoo :D

Fish Whisperer said...

Nice job on the deer photos. As usual you were at the right spot at the right time.
Cheers

Willard said...

Fishing Guy,
I'm so glad you had that wonderful opportunity. I have a lot of "favorite" subjects, but fawns have to rank near the top. There is something so beautiful and innocent about them.

Ladynred said...

What a wonderful series of deer hunt!
Just always carry a camera. There's always something out there to shoot!

TSannie said...

What wonderful photos. Such beauty.

Salty said...

Nice hunt you “captured” here!

I find photographing wildlife even more rewarding than traditional hunting and I notice from your words that you are beginning to feel the same way. Observing wildlife up close and interacting with it is over a period of time is something that the hunter misses.

Keep up the good work and always keep that little Power-Shot handy.

Kerslyn said...

beautiful photos and the deer too.