In the midst of the verdant landscape of Oklahoma’s Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, I was fortunate enough to cross paths with a fleeting fawn, a chance encounter that I knew I had to capture with my camera. Armed with my trusty Canon EOS 1D Mark III, which was carefully perched on a bean bag resting on my pickup’s window, I was ready to capture the essence of nature in a single moment.
As luck would have it, the fawn approached a flower, creating a serendipitous moment that I could not resist. With my camera set to burst mode, I managed to capture a flurry of clicks as the fawn appeared to delicately kiss the petals.
The technical details of the shot were carefully calibrated to achieve the perfect balance of light and detail. Using aperture priority with an aperture of f5.0, a shutter speed of 1/1000 sec., ISO 1250, and a focal length of 500 mm with my reliable Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS lens, I managed to capture the fawn in all its glory.
This photograph stands as a testament to the unexpected beauty that can be found in nature. It reminds us to stay alert and be ready to capture the magic of the world around us.
Spring Awakening: The Emergence of Whitetail Fawns
Spring is a time of new beginnings, and for Whitetail Fawns, it is a time of emergence. Between the months of April and June, these tiny creatures come into the world, exploring their woodland, forest, and meadow homes. With their endearing spotted coats, they blend seamlessly into their surroundings, ensuring their safety during their early months. Throughout this time, their mother is always close by, providing nourishment as they grow and mature. By the time they reach five months old, they are almost fully grown, and their coats transform from spotted to a rich, solid reddish-brown, marking their transition into adulthood.