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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Waiting for the White moment!

You heard it right, we sat in a blind for nearly two hours waiting for just the "White" moment.  The "White" moment was actually trying to capture good images of two Albino fawns.  We sat in the blind gazing out the small openings but these fancy white fawns weren't cooperating.  Finally we decided that darkness was just around the corner and we decided to climb out and check out further down the field.  Just as Jeanne cleared the blind she spotted the two white fawns running down toward the woods apparently scared by an ATV up on the road.  We decided to climb back in the blind and see if they wouldn't come out in the field again.  Sadly they decided to not cooperate so we called it a night.  Instead of just heading back to the Jeep we opted to head down to the opposite end of the field and that was when lady luck shined upon us.  The two albino fawns were heading to a nearby apple tree under the close watch of their Mommy.  We quickly set up the tripod and fired off a couple dozen images.  The light was low and they were a good distance away but all things considered the pictures turned out pretty decent.  Seeing an albino fawn is quite a thrill but two of them may be a once in a lifetime opportunity.




Fast forward a couple months and we're out trying to find the albino fawns once again.  We managed to find them and were delighted to see that they are still together with their mom and reasonably close to where we photographed them in August.  We're pleased to see that they are eating well and growing.  We quickly realized that they are still very skittish and run at the first sight of danger.  Apparently we represented danger.  We did manage to fire off a few quick frames and got a couple decent images.  We will return and try to get better images.  We have another plan and hope it pays off with great images.




4 comments:

Peggi said...

Awesome pics, Tom! Thanks for sharing.

cookie said...

You were right Jeannie - the pictures were awesome. Keep up the good work you two!

Coy said...

Wow! The odd piebald is one thing but two allwhite in the same shot; awesome!

Willard said...

I am envious, Tom. I have seen several deer with a lot of piebald on them, but never one this white--and two in the same place at once is amazing!