|Doe Resting In Woods After Giving Birth|
At first I thought I had arrived in time to witness the birthing process, but closer observation indicated that she had already given birth, as her flanks were sunken. It is sometimes very hard to tell if they have given birth or not as the abdomen may still be distended for several days after birth and some older does, never quite regain the slim, trim lines that they once had when not pregnant.
She did come to the meadow on Friday morning and I was able to document her appearance. Compare the photo below with the one of similar perspective posted last week and you will see what I mean.
|Doe With Sunken Flanks|
Suddenly she left the fawn and came walking past me. The fawn turned and ran directly under my video tripod. (I was shooting the still camera hand held, and using the tripod for video) It was so close that I had to make a few steps backward to get far enough away for the 70-200mm to focus correctly.
|Whitetail Fawn Up Close|
The fawn stayed there for some time while I took several photographs. It is always a battle to photograph them in the woodland because of the low light level, which usually requires high ISO settings and low shutter speeds.
|Low Light Levels And Contrasty Light Makes Photography Difficult|
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