Coastal Deer In Our Garden 3

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Though commonly known as Coastal Deer locally, they are Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus). What a treat to look up from watering plants and see two young deer in the garden. Rather than them shying away, they came closer, so I pulled the iPhone (camera) out of my pocket and got a few shots, slowly walked over to where we keep the peanuts for the Jays, threw a few to them - munch munch yum. They went up on the bank below the fir trees and ate pyracantha berries, wild sweet pea leaves and certain grasses. In the meantime, I went upstairs for the Canon and luckily they were still in the garden. They grazed for at least a half hour. Sure made my day, even if they were eating the roses (O:

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Suzi in Oregon
Coos Bay, Oregon

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2012/06/15 09:02:56
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 100.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash