Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mature whitetail buck

This is an interesting photograph of a mature whitetail deer with massive antlers. The buck was following the trail of a doe that had passed moments earlier and hence his nose stayed at the ground as he approached. I have more opportunity to get close to bucks during the rut because they are distracted by their interest in the does.
This particular area holds a good number of deer because of the dense cover but getting a photograph is very difficult because of the abundant small saplings. The buck was inside 20 yards and this is the reason I was able to successfully focus. At farther distances it is pretty much impossible to focus on a moving animal. He was so close that he heard the shutter release and bolted. This was the only shot I got of him in this area.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Resting Whitetail Deer Buck

I was recently looking for deer to photograph and noticed this 8 point buck following some does. I carefully shadowed him while he was distracted but couldn't really get as close as I wanted. Plus, he was in constant motion. When he finally laid down I was able take my time and get closer. It took almost an hour to get in position for this shot. Look carefully to see a doe behind the buck.
100-400 lens at 400mm, no cropping.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse-2

Here is the lighthouse at Eagle Harbor as shot from a different location than in the previous post. This spot is on the shoreline near the road that leads into town. A very scenic spot but a dull, overcast day. I timed the shot to capture the light as it revolved toward me and it shows much better than it would on a bright day.