Montana Outdoors

December 19, 2007

Could it be?

Filed under: Animals, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, White-tail deer — Tags: — montucky @ 9:07 pm

This was the only photo I brought back from today’s hike,

December doe

but it sure reminded me of this one taken back in July.

July Fawn


  1. maybe it is… I have to say that lil guy is amazing in both shots. Look at that winter coat! humm… maybe I need the yearlings around here to talk my kiddos into putting theirs on for a change. 🙂 Beautiful shots. Both of them – nice work.


    Comment by aullori — December 20, 2007 @ 1:41 am

  2. Yes, with the mild winter, all of the critters are doing well even though there are really too many of them. I love to see them in such pretty winter coats!


    Comment by montucky — December 20, 2007 @ 8:38 am

  3. Monet would also be envious of these shots…let’s just hope he’s not still green.


    Comment by Pinhole — December 20, 2007 @ 8:47 am

  4. Even if it’s not, the similarity in poses is both uncanny and humorous. They’re both beautiful animals.
    Side question (somewhat related): what software do you use to organize your pictures? I sometimes have difficulty finding one old photo, and you must have tons more than my measly 10,000 or so.


    Comment by wolf — December 20, 2007 @ 11:32 am

  5. well, if that is the only photo you came back w/ I’d have to say you did well! great comparison shot-amazing really!


    Comment by silken — December 20, 2007 @ 11:49 am

  6. wolf,

    I have a very inefficient filing system I’m afraid. I simply file them in monthly folders under a picture folder. Haven’t figured out a better way. The way Kodak EasyShare does it seems to be even worse. Actually I only have about 3,600 photos (so far). 2,000 are since May of 2007. It is now becoming a problem finding what I want though.


    Comment by montucky — December 20, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

  7. silken,

    I was happy, as I always am when I can get a decent photo of one of those pretty things! It could easily be the same doe because the two photos were taken within a hundred yards of each other.


    Comment by montucky — December 20, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

  8. Pinhole,

    I wonder what he would have thought of modern photography and maybe more important I wonder what he might have done with it, if anything.


    Comment by montucky — December 20, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

  9. Very possible Terry, they sure have a lot of similarities, both are nice shots 🙂


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — December 21, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

  10. They are just so pretty I can’t resist them even though I see them every day. I’d bet this is the same fawn, now 5 months old. I really hope so anyway.


    Comment by montucky — December 21, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

  11. hey Montucky,
    my husband just gave me a Kodak Easy Share 10 megapixel camera for my birthday!! I can’t wait to start playing with it!! is that what you use? and do you use a particular software for photo editing and such?


    Comment by silken — December 22, 2007 @ 8:15 am

  12. silken,

    That’s good news! You will really enjoy using that! Happy Birthday!

    Mine is a Z712IS, which is a 7 megapixel with a zoom of 12X and I like it for a lot of reasons. The only software I use is the Kodak EasyShare which allows me to make some adjustments and it’s easy to use.


    Comment by montucky — December 22, 2007 @ 9:02 am

  13. cool! I’ve only played w/ it a little bit, but am really looking forward to it. (my b-day is actually tomorrow, but my husband wanted to give it to me early!) 🙂


    Comment by silken — December 22, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

  14. You’ll probably go crazy as I did. I’ve taken 2,000 photos since May and enjoyed every minute of it!


    Comment by montucky — December 22, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

  15. Wow, what a similarity, right down to the pose! Both are lovely shots!

    Only 2000 shots? Get on it, man! 🙂 (neveryoumind how many I’ve taken this year!)


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — December 24, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

  16. I’d bet you’re way ahead of me in the photo count, Adam, with all of the birding. Sure hard to resist, isn’t it?


    Comment by montucky — December 24, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

  17. Yep, sure is! Not sure how many I’ve taken this year, since I’m in LA for a few days and away from my files. Surely it’s the better part of 6-7,000 or so, though. I’ve taken 13,000 photos with this camera since I got it in March of 2006. Thank heavens for digital, as the film & development costs would break me!


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — December 24, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

  18. May you and your wife have a blessed holiday Terry – and if you bag anything with your son be sure to inform me of it!! Merry Christmas!


    Comment by aullori — December 24, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

  19. Adam,

    I was thinking about that today. I simply couldn’t afford my photo habit were it not for digital!

    Wow! You really have a collection! I’m now trying to figure out a better way to catalog mine.


    Comment by montucky — December 24, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

  20. Lori,

    Our seasons are over for the year now, at least for big game. I sometimes check for lion tracks, but I won’t hunt with hounds, so I know my chances are slight. It’s fun to track them anyway.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


    Comment by montucky — December 24, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

  21. Yeah image management gets tough once the numbers get high. I dont have anything sophisticated myself really, although I’m starting to add keywords in Lightroom when I process photos, which should be great going forward. I have another 20-30,000 photos from the camera(s) before this one too 🙂 But hey, I’ve never taken a photography class, and thus have learned by trial and (lots of!) error. Besides, out of that large number, I only have a handful that I’d consider to be truly good photos.


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — December 25, 2007 @ 10:16 am

  22. Adam,

    That’s a huge number and also a lot of gigabytes! I’ve been going through mine, admittedly a little haphazzardly, and deleting a lot that aren’t up to snuff. There are so many though that are precious to me, ones that would never happen again or in places I may never visit again that I just have to keep. Choices!


    Comment by montucky — December 25, 2007 @ 7:14 pm

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