Saturday, October 4, 2008

Camera Critters:
Fawn Update and The Bucks

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Most of you who read my blog on a regular basis know I have a plethora of deer in my yard. I have watched two small fawns grow up this summer. This first image is of the oldest fawn. If you look closely you can see just a faint spots around the neck. It's wonderful to see them get older but I miss "the baby" stage already.
This image was taken from my deck and a farther distance than is optimal for my zoom but it is the youngest fawn. You can still see quite a few spots but they will soon be gone as well.
Be sure to enlarge this one to see the detail. They were way out of range but I had to try. Having two bucks in the yard at the same time was too good to pass up. Bucky is on the right. He's the eight-point I've posted before. The one on the left is a smaller four-point. He has visited off and on but they've never been here together.
I took all of these here at home just last week.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!

57 comments:

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,

What wonderful pictures! You have great times with your animals!! I'm jealous!! :)


Junie

Raven said...

It must be SO wonderful to have deer to look at all the time. I have critter envy. I especially love that second photo. How lovely it is to share your view.

quilly said...

I just visited all of your posts. I loved the hand painting effect on Rub y Tuesday and the bridge photos were spectacular, but I must say that I love the deer the best. You are so blessed in where you live.

Judi~Gmj said...

I will not show this to Hubster! he would either want to shoot the Bambies or ask me to expain the whole story. :D Great shots, I tax my camera's zoom all the time, it's good to push the envelope!

Heather said...

Wow it would be nice to be in area where deer frequent your back yard. great pictures I normally post CC on Sunday Morning.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How very cool to have two bucks at the same time!

Rose said...

These are wonderful pictures!

Melli said...

Aw. I JUST watched our family of 4 cross my driveway. I thought I should try to get a picture of them but I really would have had to go out. And then they would run. And I'd rather they not run. So I didn't. I'm glad you are able to capture yours from inside! :)

Dianne said...

wonderful photos!!

how cool to be able to watch them grow up :)

Rambling Woods said...

Aren't they fun to watch grow up? Here they too often get hit by cars as people are not careful driving..Thank you for visiting..

Lapa37 said...

Great shots of the deer.

Aileni said...

As long as they don't start jousting in your yard.
Lovely creatures.

Jientje said...

You're so lucky, but I think I already said that!Have a great weekend Carletta!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Carletta! It's great that you can see those deer at close quarters. In my garden you'll see the odd toad, frog or hedgehog and some birds. Then we sometimes ducks in the garden. Thanks for showing!
Have a great weekend.

juliana said...

oh, it's great that the deer keep visiting you. wonderful photos

George Townboy said...

Wonderful photos, Carletta! They obviously feel safe around you.

Christy said...

Beautiful shots. I understand the need to take the shot anyway. You can always hope to get better images the next time around right.

ratmammy said...

great photos as always! blackie says to tell smokey he needs to get some toy mice too!

Cathy said...

Lovely photos! They remind me of when I stayed in a cabin up in the mountains and watched deer and elk graze just a few yards away.

Faye Pekas said...

Very sweet :) I have a fawn for my CC today too.

April said...

WOW, Carletta! The deer really like your yard. I'm so glad to see that the fawns are doing well, and those bucks are fantastic. Great photos!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great shots. I have tons of deer here too, but I never tire of them. They are such beautiful creatures!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Wonderful pictures. It's hard when they grow up. We want them to stay babies forever.
That's great that you had two bucks in your yard.

Z'riz said...

you are sooo lucky! fawns in your yard?! Cool!

Larry said...

Hi Carletta, What a beautiful view you have! You are one fortunate lady, always in jeans!

Dragonstar said...

Absolutely beautiful!

The Holleys said...

Great photos, Carletta! :) Love the deer shots.

Livio said...

three very cute snapshots.

Sue said...

These are terrific pics Carletta! :)

babooshka said...

I am constantly amazed at these garden images of deers and fawns. I feel honoured when the birds visit but this is just something else.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I really like the 2nd picture.Almost like the deer is posing for you.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful. They're such graceful, wonderous creatures.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Especially to tell me about it probably being okay to move the painted turtle. :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love those pictures, even the last one!
The Captain came in the other night about 2:00 am and found a whole herd of deer in our field. I wish I could have seen them.

kontan said...

Wonderful! Oh I would LOVE to again live in an area with a view. These days it's the city life for us.

Thanks for stopping by. The groundhog was my first sighting, but after that day I frequently saw several in the park nearby.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Fun capture of the deer. I had a doe with two fawns twenty feet away from me tonight. I didn't have my camera and one of the fawns was a button buck. I watched them cross the street.

Paula said...

They're beautiful... I wish I had deer coming into our yard.

ChrissyM said...

What gorgeous pictures!!

ღ♥Kay~Kay's Blogღ♥ said...

So pretty. We used to have deer in our back yard all the time but now we get vists from a big bear.

Kelly said...

Oh, these are so beautiful! You are so lucky to have them around you so often! My first thought is of sweet Bambie...Great CC post!

Sheen said...

wow!!! what a wonderful yard that is! thank you for sharing that amazing view and those lovely deers... i can imagine how much you miss their baby stage. :)

Dirk said...

Very nice to see, cute animals

i beati said...

That second photo would make a good make your own calendar page..sk

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau, Alaska!
They are so beautiful. It must be amazing to be able to sit and watch them.:)

B. Roan said...

I love your view! Deer are such fun to watch. BJ

The Texican said...

They are beautiful animals to watch. We have a lot down in this part of the U.S./Mexico, but only Jack Rabbits in my subdivision. Pappy

splummer said...

Hi!
Awesome Shots! We had a mommy and baby deer come into our back field last year. Too far away to get a good photo though. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Busy Mom in Iowa said...

Deer are such beautiful animals. Great pictures!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

They are so beautiful, it is hunting season here and i hate that time of yr, as i hate the thought of these beautiful creatures being shot.
Thanks for sharing

Cheryl said...

I just love deer. You're lucky to have so many around! I love your music too! Serenity....

John said...

Lovely captures, Carletta.

Misty Dawn said...

Carletta, this is absolutely fantastic!!! I am SO jealous - I want deer coming in my yard! hehe This is truly amazing and that first photo is spectacular.

Willard said...

It's great to see your family of deer. I am glad that they visited you this summer and hope that they continue to do so.

lisaschaos said...

I imagine it's great to have them in your yard, most of the time. But I'm sure they occasionally eat some things you wish they hadn't. :(

Gretchen said...

What beautiful deer!

Carla said...

I'm so glad you love the deer also. I think we're so lucky to be able to watch these beautiful creatures in our yards every day.

AppleDebbie said...

Wonderful post! I really love the second photo... the fawn has such a sweet face. Thank you for sharing these incredible images with us!

Heart of Rachel said...

I think it's wonderful that you have witnessed those fawns grow up. Living so close to them must be quite an experience.

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