Run, quick

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 Just before they took off.  

Just before they took off.  

I have to share this story. I was out taking pictures yesterday at Garbry Big Woods Reserve. I was in a hurry to get home to take an important call, so I was setting in my car deciding if I had time for a walk. While I was setting there, this doe and her fawn walk out of the wooded area to my left. I watch them just casually walk across the open field, heading in the direction of the pond. It was early, so I was the only person around.

She was nervous. I assume it was my car. (My Mini Cooper sets a reaction frequently:) I think it’s the red top. I was afraid to open the door because I new she would bolt. I took a few shots out the window, but they were not very good. The front glass does some weird stuff to photos.  

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At some point, I saw a park ranger driving into the area. I knew he was not going to stop so I could watch the deer. I opened the door as quietly as I could but they were taking off. I got out, and stood there to see what happened. They went about 25 yards, then stopped to see if they were safe. That is when I took this picture. They were looking square at me, and my camera was focused on them. I took a lot of photos. It was a beauftiful scene.

It was a great day for photos. I was able to get a few photos of a hawk, cardinal, robin, and saw a mink. Not bad for a rushed morning. And I was home for that phone call.  

~ Rick


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