Thursday, January 26, 2023

A Beautiful Doe Caught In the Camera Lens

One of the pleasures of working at is the view of nature we enjoy right outside our building.
I’ve photographed Cardinals in the past, and this morning around 7:30 a.m., I was treated by a visit from a beautiful doe. She had no fear of me as I approached with my camera and stared right into my lens with discerning eyes.
She moved a bit up the grass hill toward the brush. She chomped on some low-hanging leaves for a while, sharing the bright, cool morning sunshine with this strange-looking human with a black cylinder sprouting out of his head like a misplaced antler.
I took several shots and then, as I moved a step closer, she scampered back into the woods — not in fear — but simply to tell me it was time to go and attend to other deer business.

A chance meeting with this doe got my day off to a wonderful start. All photos by Andy Knef.

She looked into my camera as if to say, “Can I help you with something?”

Before I leave I’ll treat myself to a little snack.

With a smile, she is on her way.

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