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.
You can see a higher resolution of this photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/screek/48255672976/
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.
- 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.