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Every Spring we have whitetail does move in to our hay field and woods to have and raise their fawns. It's an exicting time of year and it's al...
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Every Spring we have whitetail does move in to our hay field and woods to have and raise their fawns. It's an exicting time of year and it's always amazing to watch them grow and discover the world around them throughout the Spring and Summer. The fawn in this photo is no more than a couple days old at most.
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kcozy Premium
 
kcozy December 11, 2016
Just love it.
CalebHymes
 
CalebHymes December 12, 2016
is this stuffed dawg?
JyoScapes Premium
 
JyoScapes December 27, 2016
Great timing
jerrycoyle
 
jerrycoyle February 01, 2017
The fawn is stuffed and the butterfly is fake.
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gennacard February 01, 2017
If you say so. But thank you for the constructive input!
amiejames PRO
 
amiejames February 01, 2017
This would have been a beautiful shot, except for the added fake butterfly. It's a neat capture on its own, why did you add the butterfly?
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bkelly7k February 02, 2017
Beautiful shot with great focus, and I'm sure it took a lot of patience to get this shot! It makes it worth the waiting though doesn't it?
suzeeross
 
suzeeross February 03, 2017
BRILLIANT!!!!!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 05, 2017
Amazing job! Congrats.
Soleiburgess
 
Soleiburgess February 05, 2017
This is amazing!!!!
JohnBilling
 
JohnBilling February 06, 2017
WOW! Amazing!
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EvaBareis March 03, 2017
Congratulations on your Awww! challenge win. Well done!
AnasNature
 
AnasNature April 19, 2017
Just like Bambi!
FLEXENPEX
 
FLEXENPEX August 27, 2018
The butterfly element is very funny in this image. I like it!
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Such a soft photo. Love it

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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken in the hayfield behind my parent's house in Michigan. Every year it's always exciting to see the does move in to our fields to have their young.
Time
This was taken roughly around 7pm. It's actually amazing. The deer move like clockwork during the Spring and Summer when they aren't hunted. You'll be sitting there watching an empty field and suddenly when you turn back there they are, almost like they magically appear.
Lighting
I honestly wanted to keep it as original as possible. The sun wasn't quite setting yet, but it was starting to get the golden hues.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon EOS 70D and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
I really enjoy watching the deer in the fields throughout the year. I decided one night after work to sit out to see if anything was worth while. This has since become one of my favorite pictures.
Editing
I did very minimal photoshop work on it. I liked it as it was. I did have a version that I put some filters on but I honestly felt the original had more feeling to it so that's what I stayed with.
In my camera bag
Really, nothing fancy. I always have my Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4, Canon 18-135mm (rarely use but I lug it around just in case), and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4. I'm self taught so a lot of times I feel like I'm just winging it but I always learn something new and I have fun along the way.
Feedback
Watch the deer at least for a couple days. Learn their schedule and what times they start moving. For example: if you go out at 7pm and that's the time they start moving you're likely to run them off and have a quiet night alone. Or they'll come out at last light. Once you get an idea of their schedule give yourself a good 30 minutes to sit and get set up. Scent block is also something to consider but if you don't want to do that at least make sure you're down wind of them. It may be different in other areas, but in Michigan they are heavily hunted in the fall and winter so they spook easily. Also, try to give yourself some cover to blend in. If you don't have light camo wear darker colors and use the surrounding landscape to blend in. Even though it's hot, I try to lightly cover as much as possible to avoid using bug spray. Last of all, be quiet and enjoy the scenery.

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