My husband,Jake loved photography of almost any sort,but I think if he would have had to choose only one subject it would have been the White-tailed Deer.
He used to be an avid hunter,but the day came when he was out hunting these animals with a high powered rifle,hoping to get some meat to fill the freezer,when he suddenly found that he couldn't pull the trigger on a deer.
I remember so well,when he got home,he set his rifle down and announced that he was done with hunting.I am not knocking anyone who hunts,as I grew up with hunting and eating wild meat.
After that day,Jake bought a new camera and took up hunting of a different sort.
Always hoping for that perfect shot,he spent countless hours,dressed in camouflage,waiting for the deer to be at just the right place.
This doe has no doubt seen the photographer,but paused long enough to get a few shots.
Something has got their attention,but who knows what.Just a reminder,all these images were taken long before the digital era.This was a time when each picture was carefully weighed to make sure you didn't waste film.
Here is another one who seems to know that someone is there,but waits just long enough for a photo.
This is probable one of Jake's best shots.The only improvement would be if the doe was looking at the camera,or at least straight ahead.
The White-tailed Deer is a beautiful animal and the only deer we have around here.I love to see the spotted fawns early in the spring.
A verse that kind of goes with these pictures.
Your heavenly Father knows your needs,
He will give you all you need from day to day.
As God provides grass for these animals,He also provides for our needs.