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a single fawn laying in long grass with only it's head visible

a single fawn laying in long grass with only it's head visible
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nandicmb October 05, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in 300 Fawns Photo Contest!
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geoffcaddy October 18, 2015
thnx I was lucky to almost stumble on hiding fawn
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CoA December 21, 2020
Great photo!

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken about 75 miles west of Red Deer,Ab near one of my favorite camping spots. I love this lake mainly because it is a no motors allowed on the water or on the reserve. It has been home to one pair of loons that I have slowly gained the trust of while in my canoe. I also enjoy taking slow and quite walks around the surrounding woods and have been rewarded several times. This photo was one of those rewards,all because I decided to take a shortcut across a meadow and nearly stumbled on a fawn laying in the grass waiting for mom to return.
Time
This was in the late morning when I realized I was going to be late for breakfast.
Lighting
No nothing to share in the way of tricks or secrets,I was simply in the right place at the right time.
Equipment
The camera was my all time favorite Nikon D40,and a Sigma 50-500mm lense, I rarely use a tripod or flash
Inspiration
When I first layed eyes on the fawn I was less than 10 feet away and his head movement caught my eye. So I froze for about 10 seconds and then slowly backed away. I had my camera over my shoulder so it wasn't hard to slowly lift it up and shoot. At first I thought I was going to spook him into running but thankfully he didn't,and I just made a wide detour and never did spot his mother. (also made it back in time for breakfast!)
Editing
I must confess that yes I did crop it.
In my camera bag
My nikon D40,nikon 18-55mm and sigma 50-500mm.
Feedback
I have found that basicly the quieter you are the better your chances of coming to something you would like to get a few shots of. Whether it's in my canoe or on foot, slowly and quietly works best. Thank goodness for river currents that allow totally silent approaches to some surprise around the next curve!

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