F6.3, ISO 100, 1/160 sec., Focal Length 200(300 equivalent) mm. Post-processing with Lightroom 4 and Adobe CS5.
A doe and her two fawns sought shade in our backyard on a warm afternoon in July, 2011. Hiding in shady areas helps protect these deer from not only the sun but also from any predators, such as mountain lions, that may be roaming the area. Deer and bears are common in the northwest Colorado Springs neighborhoods, cougars and bobcats less so.