We were making our way down the driveway when a deer jumped across the road. We stopped to gaze at her as she headed for the woods, but then she stopped, turned her head around and gazed back, from maybe 25 yards away, unmoving. I didn’t have my 250mm telephoto lens on me, so this was the best I could do, but she gave me plenty of opportunity to photograph her – we were surprised that she did not disappear right away into the woods after crossing the road.
We waited until they were reunited before taking off, so as not to scare them with the sound of the engine. Mikey was on Eric’s lap, half-hanging out the window, riveted the whole time, emitting a couple of threatening growls. (Glad he’s keeping us safe from the terrifying predators of the forest!) What graceful, lovely creatures. I love shooting pictures of deer. I can’t imagine ever shooting a deer.
The view as you come out of the woods behind the house. See why they named it “The Clearing”?