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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:57 AM

It's that time of year when fawn are losing their spots


300mm f4 (600mm ff eq)

and bucks have antlers still covered in velvet.


300mm f4 + 1.4 converter + in-camera electronic 2x (1,680mm ff eq)

Hand held at 1/15 sec. IBIS + ILIS can hold the camera still but not the buck! He's almost a quarter mile away. I ordered my ghilley suit and will be hanging out along the tree line for the next few months.



On the way home I saw this in my neighbor's yard. The bloom is only 1/4 inch wide. A 1,680mm macro! Almost 1:1 from 12 feet! Not the right lens for the job but as they say, the best camera is the one you have with you.

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Reply It's that time of year when fawn are losing their spots (Original post)
flamin lib Sep 15 OP
pwb Sep 15 #1
Karadeniz Sep 15 #2
flamin lib Sep 15 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 15 #3
flamin lib Sep 15 #5
Bayard Sep 15 #4
flamin lib Sep 15 #6

Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:01 PM

1. nice.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:09 PM

2. The fawn's coat loosens up as cold weather approaches, pushed out by the emerging winter coat.

But, the spots stay...the fawn isn't shedding much. Then, in October here, a huge rainstorm comes, you walk out the next morning and all your fawn's spots have been completely washed off! I've never found them on the ground or I'd collect them and make a necklace!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:00 PM

7. The spots are probably right next to the antlers that fell off last March . . .nt 😁

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:22 PM

3. Wow, my dear flamin lib, these are wonderful!

So beautiful, all of them, but I think I love the flowers the best. Astonishing macro!

The deer look healthy and very alert.

Super well done!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:52 PM

5. Thank you Peg.

I like the muted colors from the soft overcast dusk. I managed to catch the doe and fawn in a break in the clouds just before dusk and like the light. Too bad I couldn't get a sharp pic of the buck. Oh well, more to come.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:26 PM

4. Nice catches!

Beautiful.

Our deer are kind of skinny compared to these. Only Jane Doe's. Haven't seen a John Deer for couple years now.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:56 PM

6. This is a protected area.

Municipal property in an incorporated city (small but incorporated). The mayor feeds them in his front yard so I doubt there will ever be a threat to them. One of my acquaintances feeds them from the palm of his hand. Even if it weren't for the cultivated hay field they feed in there's enough corn, apples, oranges and the like in local yards to hold them over

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