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A Deer Family Walked By Me This Morning.

September 7, 2013

White-Tailed Deer

September is a good month for seeing mother deer and their young.  I was out at Alum Creek State Park this morning, and happened upon a doe and her two fawns walking along a path.  I stood silently and took photos as they went by me- mom was confident but kept an eye on me, the first fawn to follow her was a bit nervous, the second fawn probably felt cut off, and raced by me to gain the reassurance of being with the rest of the family.  A couple walking along the path stopped to watch them with me.  All was well and the family wandered across the field into the woods.  It was a great experience, seeing nature so handsome and up close.

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26 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2013 10:32 pm

    Very cool photos of this deer family!

  2. September 7, 2013 10:32 pm

    Amazing photos. I have several deer that come into my yard and feed; they have each staked out their own territory. They certainly won’t let you get close, but they don’t seem to have any fear either.

  3. September 7, 2013 10:45 pm

    Great still and action shots. Love the perky tail that stands up straight. They are beautiful animals.

  4. September 7, 2013 11:44 pm

    Awww, so pretty! I love deer. I really enjoyed these beautiful photos!

  5. September 8, 2013 3:59 pm

    A lovely series. They are such beautiful animals.

  6. September 8, 2013 5:01 pm

    A well taken opportunity.

  7. September 8, 2013 8:10 pm

    Very nice–I am surprised by how small the youngsters still are…

  8. September 9, 2013 11:19 am

    Wow, what a magical experience! You got some great photos!

  9. September 10, 2013 8:45 pm

    Nice shots!

  10. September 14, 2013 9:23 pm

    Truly a gift. Beautiful captures!

  11. September 15, 2013 10:15 am

    Wonderful shots, Tracy – they really tell the story of the experience. We have deer everywhere here, they have a run right outside our fence and they often come to drink in the birdbath in the open part of the yard. Beautiful but unfortunately a source of ticks; I had a preventative treatment for Lyme’s disease this summer so I’ve become extra careful.

    • September 16, 2013 8:15 am

      I know what you mean about the ticks, Composer- not only is Lyme Disease a problem but the occasional case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can be found even in Ohio. I try to stick to non-grassy trails whenever I can when I’m out hiking…a couple of times I’ve been off-path and picked up a few ticks on the outside of my clothing- I don’t want to repeat that.

  12. September 15, 2013 2:39 pm

    Hi Seasons, Wow! Great photographs of the White-tailed Deer. We apparently do have deer here in Marion County, FL, but alas, I have not yet seen any. Few and well hidden. Of course, there are a lot more people around than back in Crossville, TN. Have a super week ahead!

  13. September 21, 2013 11:35 pm

    What a treat.

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