Montana Outdoors

August 6, 2013

A pretty face

Filed under: Animals, White-tail deer — Tags: — montucky @ 9:38 pm

Whitetail fawn


  1. First thing I thought of was Bambi and Faline.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — August 6, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    • Sweet little ones, aren’t they! This is one of a pair of twins whose mother brought them to eat some of the little patch of clover we have right next to the house. I suspect it’s the same doe who has done this every summer for the past three years.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

  2. The doe knows a safe and good place. What a sweet fawn!


    Comment by twoscamps — August 6, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    • Yes, she knows. There is water available here and a sanctuary.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

  3. So very beautiful

    Sent from my Kindle Fire



    Comment by staceysdawn — August 6, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

    • Yes, a beautiful little creature!
      I hope all is well with you, Stacey!


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

  4. Beautiful! Such a sweet expression!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — August 7, 2013 @ 3:56 am

    • There’s not much prettier than a Whitetail fawn and it’s really nice to see them up close.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

  5. So pretty, and sweet.


    Comment by bentehaarstad — August 7, 2013 @ 4:23 am

  6. It’s a beautiful little thing. You’re lucky to have them near-they must not feel threatened.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — August 7, 2013 @ 4:32 am

    • They are still very alert but their mother senses that they are safe here.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

  7. Deer ticks. Sorry.


    Comment by roberta — August 7, 2013 @ 5:48 am

    • Yes. It’s the season for them too. This spring there were more ticks than usual .


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

  8. Looks like the same critter who’s stealing apples from our tree.



    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — August 7, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    • This one’s mother is an expert at that! She was doing that tonight again just as it was getting dark.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

  9. Extremely pretty face … great profile picture. Thanks for sharing it …
    This is my first summer without having deer in my yard on a daily basis, I miss them. I think it has to do with the roadwork going on in the gravel pit next to me … hoping they are almost done so the deer return.


    Comment by bearyweather — August 7, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    • This time of year especially they visit frequently but stay wild enough to be wild deer. Some that live in and near town are far too tame for their and that’s not good for them at all.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

  10. Pretty face indeed Terry, wonderful portrait !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — August 7, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    • We look forward to having fawns in the yard this time of the summer. It has gotten to be a regular thing. We enjoy their visits, but there’s not doubt about their being wild deer.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

  11. Oh, I saw a pretty little face looking just like this standing on the side of a busy highway the other day, looking quite lost and all alone. I sure hope it didn’t get hit by a car. In that respect, your pretty little face here is in no dangers of that.


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — August 7, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    • Sad, isn’t it that in many places the highway and the people who drive too fast on it are their greatest hazard. We are pretty close to a highway too and the deer have to dross it daily to drink at the river. This little one and its sibling and its mother drink at a tub that we keep full and hopefully will not be on the highway.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

  12. Hi Montucky, Really outstanding picture of the baby! White-tailed Deer are beautiful animals. Have a great day!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — August 7, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    • They sure are beautiful! If they were not around, they would be missed.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

  13. Super portrait…it great the mother feels safe enough to bring them to your yard.


    Comment by dhphotosite — August 7, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

  14. ahhhh, such a lovely portrait!


    Comment by Tammie — August 7, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    • It was a nice pose. The twins sometimes stay for quite awhile while Mom does other things.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

  15. A very pretty face…great capture, Terry.


    Comment by seekraz — August 7, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    • They are innocents but it’s also interesting to see how savvy they are already.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

  16. Deer are such beautiful creatures!


    Comment by jomegat — August 7, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

    • They sure are. I saw an elk calf today that was really pretty too and its Mom was just drop-dead gorgeous!


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

  17. I love their dappled coats – they remind me of Hopkin’s poem, “Pied Beauty”, which begins (if I recall) “Glory be to God for dappled things…” How wonderful that you get to see them so often. Another good reason for living where you do!


    Comment by shoreacres — August 7, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    • I don’t think a day ever goes by without our seeing deer and bald eagles. If they are not passing through our yard they are down by the river or fishing it. It is indeed a big bonus for living here.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

  18. Awwww….. Soooo cute !


    Comment by Inspired and pretty — August 7, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    • They sure are. When they visit lots of other things get put on the back burner.


      Comment by montucky — August 7, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

  19. What an unbelievably sweet portrait…. Such beautiful creatures.


    Comment by FeyGirl — August 8, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

  20. Omigosh, how beautiful! And cute. How close were you actually? You have a 300mm, right? So sweet that they share a home with you.


    Comment by Candace — August 8, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    • Yes I do, but this was taken at about 40 feet with my little P & S. I’ve been taking it on the tougher hikes too and have been surprised at how well it can do some things. It sure isn’t a DSLR though, but 1/2 pound vs 4 pounds plus extra lenses when you’re hiking…


      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

      • Looks great, I would have never guessed. I was wondering which P&S you chose, good to be loyal to Nikon 🙂


        Comment by Candace — August 8, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

        • It’s the L610. Actually, the photos in my last 16 posts came from that camera, and I’ve figured out just about what it can and can’t do.


          Comment by montucky — August 8, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

  21. What a great photo I am glad that You presented it to us.


    Comment by Sartenada — August 8, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    • I’m glad that you liked it, Matti! Such a pretty little baby.


      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

  22. Beautiful fawn. Love the wetness of the nose. Great capture….


    Comment by Grampy — August 9, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    • They are sure cute. I’ve seen lots of fawns this year, many more than usual. Also a handsome elk calf a couple of days ago.


      Comment by montucky — August 9, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

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