“Wetland Grazing” – Lynde Shores Conservation Area

“Wetland Grazing” - Lynde Shores Conservation Area

“The world is a beautiful place, you just don’t see it all the time.”
― Phil Mitchell

I generally go to Lynde Shores to photograph birds or make lakeshore images. When I approached the viewing platform, I saw a bunch of ducks taking off and surveyed several trees filled with noisy, smelly, cormorants. As I stood there, movement from the corner of my eye attracted my attention. Here’s what I saw: a yearling fawn, winter colours just coming out, wading and grazing along the shore. If you look closer, you will see where it has eaten the tops off of the cat-tails behind it.

I made several images of this one, as well as three other deer that were lurking in the weeds. Of all the images, this one was the best, since it shows almost the entire deer. At no point did it offer me an unobstructed side shot but this one is quite nice, given the circumstances offered. Nature generally does not offer poses.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @300mm

1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

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