Montana Outdoors

July 23, 2011

Tenderness

Filed under: Animals — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:49 pm

Whitetail doe and fawn

Whitetail doe and fawn

Whitetail doe and fawn

Whitetail doe and fawn

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  1. Outstanding!!! What a precious moment you caught..

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    Comment by Roberta — July 23, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    • Yes, it was very special to see the interaction of mother and baby!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 23, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

  2. I love it. Beautiful capture!

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    Comment by frisky lisp — July 24, 2011 @ 1:00 am

  3. That is so sweet… you are always there at the right moment!

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    Comment by kcjewel — July 24, 2011 @ 3:22 am

    • My wife saw this pair and told me in time to get my camera. I’m glad it was handy!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 24, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

      • I’m glad your wife got to see them in person and didn’t have to wait for you to bring your camera back for her to see them. Special moment to share.

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        Comment by Kim — July 28, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

  4. These have to be some of the nicest animal shots I have ever seen. You captured precious moments with your perfect photography.

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    Comment by sandy — July 24, 2011 @ 6:00 am

  5. What a beautiful thing, to see these two sharing such tenderness. It’s such a lovely counterpoint to other aspects of the world right now. Thank you for the reminder of what great good lives among us.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — July 24, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    • It is nice to see a little of the natural softness in the world, isn’t it. Makes me think!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 24, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

  6. Oh my, how special. They’re beautiful to watch.

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    Comment by Homestead Ramblings — July 24, 2011 @ 6:44 am

  7. Beautiful, sensitive and very sweet! What a special moment.

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    Comment by anniespickns — July 24, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    • It was pleasant to see them and lucky to have the camera handy!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 24, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

  8. Absolutely wonderful!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — July 24, 2011 @ 9:31 am

  9. Sooo beautiful to see these photos! Wow!

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    Comment by Barbara — July 24, 2011 @ 11:35 am

  10. That’s a heart warming sequence of photos. They protray nature in a way everyone should be aware of.

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    Comment by Jim — July 24, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    • I think so too Jim. We are familiar with sensitivity with pets, but don’t often think about it with wildlife.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 24, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

  11. Very nice. And sweeter than the mother fawn interaction I captured earlier. Mom was licking baby’s hiney to stimulate excretion, I believe. As much as I wanted to take a sweet photo, she could not be diverted from her task. I don’t even want to think about where the excreta ended up!

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    Comment by Kim — July 24, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    • This pair seems to be staying very close to the house, perhaps feeling safe here. Very nice to watch!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 24, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

  12. AWWW! those are great photos!

    we got to see some deer on our recent trip. we did not get great shots like these but it was so nice to get to see them

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    Comment by silken — July 24, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    • I see deer every day, and still never tire of watching them. Fascinating critters!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 24, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

  13. Nature at it’s best. Thanks for the smiles!

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    Comment by Anonymous — July 24, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

  14. Ok, these have to be the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen, or right up there near the very top, to be sure! =) Excellent find & captures!!! =)

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    Comment by Tricia — July 24, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    • I think Mom is pretty proud of her baby! I really think that does will sometimes bring their fawns around to show them off to us.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 24, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

  15. How beautiful and sweet. I love when animals show their love for another animal.

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    Comment by Candace — July 24, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    • That definitely does show that they care for each other! They have more feelings than we usually think they do.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 24, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

  16. ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Comment by thedailyclick — July 24, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

  17. Hi Montucky, Magnificent!!! Have a fabulous day tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 24, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

  18. A perfect series of images to lift my spirits this morning… just visited a friend’s blog which reminded me (not that I could forget) of the horrific events that happened in Norway last week… the world needs more tenderness and caring and less insanity! And now I’m off to visit more of your posts that I missed while traveling because that will cheer me up MORE!

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    Comment by Victoria — July 25, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    • I have been saddened by the events in Norway also. Perhaps our species can learn something from the other inhabitants of our world.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 25, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

  19. Extremely precious!
    If I were you, I would be printing these to hang on my wall. Looking at them every day would make me feel good.

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    Comment by bearyweather — July 25, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    • Thanks! THese will be on my list of photos to print. They make me feel good too!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 25, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

  20. Touching, stunning, defines why we all love baby animals so much. Wow!

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    Comment by Wild_Bill — July 25, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    • There is a very strong bond between mother and baby there, isn’t there! I’m pretty sure that doe is a regular visitor here and I really think she brought her fawn around to show it off!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 25, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

  21. Wow, I’m so glad I stopped in! You sure caught a beautiful moment here.

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    Comment by farmhouse stories — July 25, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

  22. As goofy as it sounds, having looked at your lovely photos, I have to go call my son who went to California with a friend today. Motherhood!

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    Comment by Tammy — July 25, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

  23. Love that little one’s tongue out,… great shots!

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    Comment by Cedar — July 26, 2011 @ 7:40 am

  24. awwwww!!! I like the third shot best. So sweet!! From what I see in the background, you still have more wood to chop! hehe Love you!

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    Comment by Anonymous — July 26, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    • I’m saving the wood for you next month! Love you too!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 26, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

  25. How precious! These are such excellent captures, and my goodness how did get such close-up shots? They must feel safe. Amazing.

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    Comment by Anna — July 26, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    • They were fairly close: the photos were at 300mm. Most of the critters around are aware that this is a safe place for them. In the winter of ’97 the snow got up to four feet deep here and one little doe slept right next to the house under my window. I think this pair spends a lot of time in the thickk brush in our little canyon.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 26, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

  26. So beautiful! What a precious moment to capture with your camera.

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    Comment by kateri — July 26, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    • It was such luck to see them and better yet to have the camera nearby!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 26, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

  27. Soft, tender, beautiful. A wonderful series of pictures, thanks Montucky.

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — July 27, 2011 @ 12:07 am

  28. Incredible! You are Master of Nature Photographing!!!

    These photos are so lovely, so touching, so endearing – I am missing words.

    Thank You presenting them!

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    Comment by sartenada — July 27, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

    • Thank you Matti! I really love the deer and I’m glad you enjoyed seeing them too!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 27, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

  29. I’ve loved following your “wildflowers of summer” posts, but this is a standout. The title says it all!

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    Comment by Emily — July 28, 2011 @ 9:44 am

  30. Wow, these are brilliant! I love them! 🙂
    I’m going to bookmark this post, got to come back later, just so sweet.

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    Comment by Val — July 29, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    • We are accustomed to seeing similar interaction between domestic animals, but for some reason don’t consider that the wild ones act similarly I guess.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 29, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

  31. Aw, these are wonderful pictures, so very sweet.

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    Comment by Amber — July 29, 2011 @ 2:35 pm


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