I was at the National Bison Range in early June and saw this Mule Deer Doe with her new fawn on my first day. It was a pretty steep angle down from the road to the river and finding an angle with no reeds in the way was impossible, so I cloned out one that crossed the doe’s face. I do wish she’s shifted her rear end a little, but she never did until she left the scene.
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Sony A1, FE 200-600 + 1.4 TC @ 591 mm, handheld, f/10, iso 2000, 1/1250, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped to 6546 x 4722. Taken June 4th at 10:26 AM under overcast skies.
This is such a tender moment you captured, Dennis. I love the angle of everything, I feel like even the way the mom is curled around her little one has a very gracefully protective look to it. I wouldn’t change a thing! Beautifully captured!
Lovely capture!! Her pose is perfect, with the lines of her face leading right to the tiny fawn. The reeds are an excellent balance but I think you have the option of a second version with the group on the right cropped out.