Sunday, June 7, 2009

Deer Crossing



My backyard is a deer highway, and my garden is Mickey D's.  

Seriously.

But they are sort of cute, aren't they?  I was about twenty feet from this young fellow when I snapped his picture with my zoom lens. 

 Last night I was shooting some flower macros in the garden when I startled a fawn about three feet away, nestled for a nap behind the peonies.  At first I thought it was a rabbit, because it was lying down and I just saw it's back.  I think it was just as surprised as I was.  I stood there, camera in hand, mouth gaping, and just watched it run away into the wilderness at the edge of the lawn.

Didn't get a single picture.  Aaaarrrgh!

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13 comments:

Kitty said...

What a nice visitor (unless, of course, he was eating your plants!) And wonderfully fragile - how does he manage to stand on those frail legs?

Country Girl said...

A button buck! Cool. And would you have been able to get a good shot with the macro lens of the fawn running away? So look at it that way! Our garden is becoming a mecca for the local wildlife. My husband is trying to lock it up like Fort Knox. To no avail. I feel badly for him.

Michele said...

Yes, I know the feeling about deer highway but it's my city that is the deer territory.
It seems that I walk with them wherever I go, to work, to the store, they are everywhere!

You have captured a beautiful forest creature here!

Crafty Green Poet said...

adorable photo, what a lovely looking creature...

Debbie Pearson said...

I got a chuckle out of Mickey D's being your back yard. I can SO relate to this. We always say, why don't the deer eat our neighbor's flowers. Well it's because it's a smorgasbord at our house with all the best foods, why go anywhere else! Ah the price of having pretty gardens :) Love your blog!

Cindy said...

He/She is beautiful. We sometimes have them come through our property, but not lately. Love your blogs.

Have a great Sunday,
Cindy

PJ said...

Finding a fawn in my flower bed would make my day. I'm sure you'll never forget it.

Carolynn said...

I would feel so incredibly blessed t have deer frequent my backyard and feel safe enough to actually curl up and sleep there. *sigh* Beautiful shot of that little fellow.

Char said...

ohhh, so sweet. all i get in the yard is stray cats.

beautiful shot.

Marcie said...

You are so lucky to have these in your backyard. She's a beauty!!!

Cindy said...

Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by.

Cindy

Laurie said...

I got a new lens and a teleconverter about a week ago and I went to sussex county to the Delaware Water Gap area in hopes of getting some use out of the extra 200mm the teleconverter gave me to shoot some wildlife. Well I got some geese and that was about it. So the next day I walk to my little park in suburbia at the edge of the Gartden State Parkway and lo and behold I shot deer, egrets, turtles, and yes geese. Go figure!!!

You never know when you will get them.

This is wonderful.

olivia said...

LOL!!!

He's so cute though ... ;-)