Look Who’s There

This is a view I have seen—and photographed—countless times, to my husband’s neverending amusement. He only grins when I show him yet another snapshot, taken from the deck of the Nature Center in Fountain Creek Regional Park, one of my local favorite haunts. I justify my repeated images with the argument that each hour, each day, each month has its own charms, and that the scenery is in a state of constant flux.

One day not long ago I am again enjoying this familiar outlook when I notice an addition to the canvas. Do you see what I see? To my utter delight, I witness how this White-tailed Deer doe-and-fawn-duo stride slowly through the shallow water, where they take an occasional bite out of the aquatic plants. They never venture far apart and gently nose and nudge one another.

Diese Aussicht habe ich schon unzählige Male gesehen—und photographiert, sehr zur Belustigung meines Mannes. Er grinst nur, wenn ich ihm noch einen Schnappschuss zeige, den ich von der Terrasse des Besucherzentrums des Fountain Creek Regionalparks aus gemacht habe, einem meiner Lieblingsziele. Ich rechtfertige meine wiederholten Bilder mit dem Argument, daß jede Stunde, jeder Tag, jeder Monat einen eigenen Charm besitzt, und daß diese Szene ständig im Wandel begriffen ist.

Vor nicht allzu lange genieße ich wieder diesen vertrauten Ausblick als ich bemerke, daß die Kulisse einen Zusatz bekommen hat. Siehst Du sie auch? Zu meinem Entzücken bekomme ich mit, wie dieses aus Hirschkuh und Kitz bestehende Weißwedelhirschduo langsam durch das seichte Wasser schreitet, und ab und zu an Wasserpflanzen knabbert. Sie bleiben die ganze Zeit eng zusammen und schubsen und stoßen sich sachte.

 

In a season rich with birth and babies in the animal kingdom, I relish this serene moment, this tender instance of motherhood, as well as the confirmation that no two experiences are ever quite identical, in this or any other location (which is a good reason to keep taking photos 😊).

In dieser Jahreszeit, die in der Tierwelt von Geburten und Babys geprägt ist, genieße ich diesen friedlichen Moment, dieses zärtliche Beispiel der Mutterschaft sowie die Bestätigung, daß keine zwei Erfahrungen jemals identisch sind, weder hier noch an einem anderen Ort (was ein guter Grund ist, weiterhin zu photographieren 😊).

69 thoughts on “Look Who’s There

  1. I can well imagine your utter delight Tanja.. these are utterly captivating. I love the third photo where mum and baby have their heads close together.. so sweet! What a magic moment!

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  2. Wie schön! Die Bilder von Mutter und Kind sind sehr berührend, wie sie so einträchtig miteinander trinken. Deine Fotos sind toll geworden und ich gebe dir Recht: es ist immer wieder anders. Das fällt natürlich nur dem geübten Betrachter auf. Für alle anderen ist es einfach wie immer 😉 LG, Almuth

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  3. Ich hoffe, dass du mit diesen Bildern deinen Mann überzeugen konntest, wie recht du hast, immer wieder von der gleichen Stelle aus zu fotografieren!
    Nur dadurch sind dir diese zauberhaften Bilder gelungen!
    Viele Grüsse
    Christa

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  4. Just so you know, the Nature Conservancy’s director of science in Nebraska has been involved with what he calls his “square meter project,” photographing the same square meter of prairie repeatedly, just to see what changes occur. No matter the scale, the prairie or Pike’s Peak, what you say is true: every day is different, and there’s no way to predict what another day will bring.

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    • Thank you for your comment.
      It’s so true, nothing is ever the same on two occasions. It’s quite fascinating, really. I have photographed the same scene monthly, but should concentrate on a smaller area and pay close attention daily. I think I would be amazed!

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  5. Man sagt, die besten Bilder entstehen an Orten, die man sehr gut kennt, die man häufig besucht. Da ist viel dran. Und wenn man sich immer wieder von Vertrautem überraschen lassen kann, was will man mehr? 😊

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  6. Hello Tanja,
    My words can’t do justice to your lovely images, so I will just say:
    I am so happy you make so many photos of this beautiful place, twice happy you share with us! 🙂 🙂

    As always, my husband & I give you and your husband our best wishes.

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  7. What a lucky capture of that dear little fawn.

    Like you, I take photos of the same scene throughout the seasons and find it surprising how much they change – light, colour, tonal range, subject and plant/tree life 🙂

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  8. Wonderful sighting and captures, Tanja! I agree with you, a ‘scene’ we see/photograph often has unique changes daily; sometimes noticeable, sometimes not. It’s up to us to look and find them. And when we do, we get awesome surprises! 🙂 And, yes too, my husband gets never-ending amusement out of my ‘same’ shots over and over. Maybe even an eye-roll or two! 😉

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  9. What a serene and beautiful view to let the mind rest in, Tanja. I also take lots of pictures of the view I have just off my porch, the lake with the forest and the blue mountains in the background. A view that is always the same, but is still constant ly changing.
    From the various cloud formations reflecting in the gloassy water, or when hard winds whip up foaming waves. Or when the loons and kayaks quietly glide through the water where the tranquility is suddenly interrupted by roaring water scooters making the lake their playground. Same same, but different. 🙂

    when jet skiers with their roaring machines scooters take over the lake

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    • Thank you, Meggie. I like everything you describe above, except for the noisy jet skiers. Sorry, but I have little tolerance for some outdoor activities.
      Your description of your lakeview is very poetic. Maybe you want to make a blog post out of it?! 😊
      All the best,
      Tanja

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