Uprooted Magnolia

“That’s not a bunny Sweetheart”

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on May 31, 2012

So, remember my last post, Misty Morning? Well, the first shot of that setting had a little something extra in it. I thought it was a bunny and I actually posted the second shot in the series without thinking much more about it. Then I looked at that first shot again.

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I looked at the calendar and called Patrick over to my computer with this shot zoomed in.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

“That’s not a bunny sweetheart. That’s our first whitetail fawn”.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The next morning I saw her with her baby. This little one was born the day before, in that misty morning and I had the privilege to see her a little closer, just this once.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I’d love to get a closeup like my fearless friend Melissa did recently on a fawn hunt.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

But that night I saw on the news that a woman came between a cow elk and her calf and was trampled to near death.

I’ll probably go on a hike soon, when the ranch work slows down, and hope for a closer shot like hers but in the meantime, my heart just melts over her fawn portraits.

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  1. manoy maniniyot said, on May 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    that is very tragic… last sunday night was my first close call with a deer in the middle of the road…good thing i was not driving really fast and was able to slow down and swerve just enough to avoid him. i bet both of us scared the hell out of each other… 😉


    • leahyetter said, on June 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      Oh I know! I’ve had them run out of the brush from the side of the road right in front of the truck. So frightening. Glad you avoided the wreck.!


  2. cravesadventure said, on May 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Ahhh precious – great job in capturing this wee one:) Have a Great Day!


    • leahyetter said, on June 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      I know…so sweet!! They are just hanging out right next to the house where it’s safe. I love it!


  3. idiosyncratic eye said, on May 31, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Aw, what a cute bunny! 🙂


    • leahyetter said, on June 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      I know! We are actually swarmed with (real) bunnies but this one is the cutest by far! 🙂


  4. Seasweetie said, on May 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Even from a distance – or maybe especially from a distance – these photos are magical.


  5. Lenore Diane said, on May 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Oh my goodness! Leah! What great captures. I am so glad you went back and looked again at the shot. Honesty, I didn’t notice the little ‘non bunny’. How sweet!! How very, very sweet!


    • leahyetter said, on June 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      They are hanging right outside of my house Lenore!! They are so sweet and now it’s running with momma through the meadows and I’ve watched it play and jump all around momma while she naps. It’s just too sweet for words!


      • Lenore Diane said, on June 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        I love the fact that you can see so many wonderful things. During the summer, when my Mom is in Amherst, Nova Scotia, there is a family of foxes that play on her land. She talks about them jumping and hopping all around each other. Magic. Pure magic. Nice to know it is appreciated and enjoyed.


  6. Jessica Walden said, on May 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    That wasn’t Thumper! It was Bambi! Such precious motherhood captured here.


  7. Dounia said, on May 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Such beautiful photos, and the fawn is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing!


  8. Alena nash said, on May 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I am melting! Aww sweetness! Babies!!


  9. LyndaMichele said, on May 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    How precious!


  10. theimaginationmuscle said, on May 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Great shots! We just witnessed a spotted fawn and mama in our field less than 30 minutes ago:) Take care, Anna


  11. Helen Cherry said, on May 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Just lovely…


  12. nutsfortreasure said, on May 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I believe we are blessed when we get to see Mom and her new baby.
    We were metal detecting a field and almost stepped on a new fawn, her Mom had told to stay still and she was about 25 yds away trying to keep our attention. We will never forgot and me without my camera, it was in the truck . Love this glimpses you got!


    • leahyetter said, on June 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks! Isn’t so neat how they curl up and stay so still to hide?! I just love it.


      • nutsfortreasure said, on June 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        we were so amazed by the beauty of both . We too love the wild and all it holds just our of our view 🙂


  13. FeyGirl said, on June 1, 2012 at 5:25 am

    How completely perfect…. Such love and protection captured in your sublime image! Absolute sweetness!! ♥


    • leahyetter said, on June 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks so much! Glad you like these. It’s painfully sweet to watch these two out in the meadow. I’m just crazy about them. 🙂


  14. Karen Chandler said, on June 2, 2012 at 8:07 am

    So lovely, Leah!


  15. melissakoski said, on June 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

    What sweet sweet photos Leah! And thank you a million for linking my fawn photos. You’re as sweet as that little fawn.

    Calving season is a loooong season huh? I love reading about your ranch life and think of it often….like how much tamer my area is compared to yours! …..no venomous snakes, no large predators, no trampling live stock. (:

    Thanks again Leah and hope you have sleep and napping on your agenda soon!


    • leahyetter said, on June 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Well, she’s considered a LATE calver. That heifer was bought as a spring calver but somebody got it wrong. Hopefully she can get into an earlier cycle. We do not prefer summer calves. It just doesn’t work weather-wise.

      Of course I would link your fawn shots! They are utterly precious! And your photography is really great.This little one is getting older and bolder so I may be able to get a little closer. They are staying right by the house because it’s safe and I don’ want to spook them into predators’ clutches.

      Thanks Melissa!


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