Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
This photo captured the beauty and vulnerability perfectly. Loved it!
27 May 2008 at 8:40 pm
It’s just beautiful and so soft looking. You really get to see so much out there!
27 May 2008 at 10:16 pm
Oh, Tom. Beautiful! My heart would burst to have the opportunity to take that photo…then I’d screw it up.
27 May 2008 at 10:45 pm
Oh my word! How did you ever make such a find? Just the right place at the right time? That’s awesome!
27 May 2008 at 10:52 pm
How sweet! No doubt there was an anxious mother nearby watching as you happened upon her baby.
27 May 2008 at 10:54 pm
Love it! They are so precious.
27 May 2008 at 11:13 pm
Great shot. Can you describe the circumstances of the shot, I’d be interested. I’ve been looking for a shot like yours since forever. To this point in time I only seem to get the other end of the cycle.
27 May 2008 at 11:27 pm
Oh. My. Goodness. So sweet. I saw two fawns last week — of course, no camera in sight! Sigh. Thanks for sharing the love!
27 May 2008 at 11:35 pm
@ Shelley – thanks and glad you enjoyed!
@ Linda – thanks and helps that I am outside all the time!
@ Mary – thanks and I do my share of screwing up!
@ Amy – actually . . . . I found two fawns today! First one I didn’t bother and this one just pulled the 400mm out for a shot!
@ Rondi – without a doubt mom was near by as I captured these pictures with the 400mm! The first fawn I saw today, I just ignored and would have only had a butt shot!
@ rvewong – Helps to be around where they are located! Many times I actually almost step on them while walking through the woods! This one I happen to notice a good distance away! Pulled the camera out and took the picture!
@ Liza – they are so fun to see! Glad you have the memories!
27 May 2008 at 11:48 pm
Oh how did you find this little thing? Beautiful shot! I have never actually seen one with the spots… they stop hiding over here just about the time they are “spotless.” This had to be a joyful event. Brilliant work!
28 May 2008 at 12:59 am
Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhwwwwwwwwww. How sweet. You are right tooo cute for words.
28 May 2008 at 7:03 am
Melting with the sweetness!!!
28 May 2008 at 8:13 am
28 May 2008 at 8:53 am
One prays to get this photo op ~ and then dies getting the photo. So beautiful and sweet! They know to lie still and never move.
28 May 2008 at 11:39 am
Thank you for sharing this tender, precious picture.
28 May 2008 at 11:56 am
Don’t know how you managed to see him Tom.
28 May 2008 at 12:28 pm
@ aullori – just stumbled upon it! I see the fawns in my back yard all the time!
@ Lisa – thanks!
@ Jayne – isn’t it!
@ Bird Girl – thanks
@ Jalynn – thanks and I can promise that I didn’t die getting it! Thanks and they do know to lay low! This one didn’t even flinch!
@ Pinar – thanks you are soo kind!
@ Ric – I probably miss many more than I see!
28 May 2008 at 12:30 pm
Nice find–I’ve seen them with spots but not when they are resting like that.
28 May 2008 at 12:35 pm
That is precious!
Try to solve the guessing game on my Wordless Wednesday!
28 May 2008 at 12:36 pm
Great shot Tom, beautiful little guy you captured there 🙂
28 May 2008 at 1:39 pm
What a cutie! I saw a fawn this weekend but it was quite a bit away. Surprisingly it was standing alone!
28 May 2008 at 1:39 pm
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, that’s sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute, Tom!
28 May 2008 at 6:51 pm
Outstanding! A perfect use for that 400mm lens.
28 May 2008 at 10:29 pm
How wonderfully precious!
30 May 2008 at 12:16 am
You have very interesting woods to walk through – and not at a distance, very lucky. It is wonderful that you are taking full advantage of it and sharing your encounters.
30 May 2008 at 11:18 am
oh such a sweet fawn!
30 May 2008 at 1:25 pm
This fawn is so sweet. Your photo captured the tenderness…..
Ahhhh…. I love your area. Far from the city traffic and noise.
30 May 2008 at 9:56 pm
Your work is beyond amazing. I would give anything to see the things you capture.
27 October 2008 at 10:01 pm