One of the twin fawns standing under the Osage Orange tree.
The mother deer brought the twins by this afternoon
and asked me if I would watch them while she browsed
around a bit in the field - of course, I said that I would do it.
The two promptly layed down in the shade and took a nap.
The mother later came back and layed down with them until evening.
We cut branches from this tree during the summer so that the deer could
eat the leaves. At night, we could see them standing around the branches
and eating the leaves. It was a very hard summer.
This was taken at about 5 p.m. when the mother deer had dropped the twins
off in the backyard to stay out of trouble and take a nap. It was very hot that afternoon.
Taken through two glass doors but I think it turned out OK.
While I was looking up at some woodpeckers in a tree, this curious guy was sneaking up on me.
When I looked over my shoulder he was about 25 feet behind me and I pointed the camera behind me and snapped this.
He was in the dense shade of a hedge tree.
His antlers are just starting to grow out and they are covered in velvet.