I photographed this Whitetail Fawn in my yard at my cabin which is near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. This was around 12:30 pm. (July 2018)

I have lots of Deer in this area that I get to enjoy watching and photographing. They have become accustom to me and don’t seem afraid to feed in my yard during the day. This Fawn was with a Doe and she had wondered away from her and had come close to my cabin.

Whitetail Fawn In My Yard
Whitetail Fawn In My Yard

How I Got The Shot – Whitetail Fawn

I was watching this Fawn and the Doe she was with from the inside of my cabin. I got my camera when the Fawn came close to the cabin. To get a photo I had to open the door part way and stick the camera and lens out. I was sitting on the floor bracing the camera on the door frame to keep it steady. I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF 100 – 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f7.1
  • ISO 1000
  • Shutter speed 1/320
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Evaluative Metering
  • Focal Length 200 mm

Tip For Photographing Wildlife

Blinds are a useful tool, even vehicles, in areas where animals are accustomed to them. Using a wildlife blind is a good way to hide yourself enough to get close to animals. Being inside my cabin served as a great blind this time. I just needed to be quite opening the door. I was also shooting eye level since my front door opens to a deck.