Left step forward, stop, focus camera, right step forward, stop, focus camera…This went on for quite some time. Running off into the brush the fawn went into hiding, but Mama Doe firmly held her ground. I could tell that she wasn’t afraid of me, because at one point she stopped looking at me to and started to scratch her belly with her back right foot. I suppose I got within 15 feet of her before she and her fawn ran off. It’s always fascinating to observe other forms of life, especially eye to eye. I hoped that she could sense the elation that I felt as we silently stared at each other! This photograph was shot with a Canon 40D, equipped with a 18-200mm lens in a State Park located in Montauk, NY, which is a part of Long Island to the northeast of NYC, USA.
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