Whitetail Through The Window

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Tech Info:

  • Camera: NIKON D3X
  • Lens: 500.0 mm f/4.0
  • Focal Length: 500mm
  • Shutter: 1/125 sec
  • ISO: 800
  • Aperture: F/4.5

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This Photo's ID: 3841

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This Whitetail Deer Buck was photographed in Custer State Park, SD just as the colors were starting to turn.

It was early morning and we were the first (and probably only) car on the Wildlife Loop Road. In fact, I think we were a little too early – hadn’t seen much – then we spotted this guy.

One look at that amazing rack was all it took for me to excitedly pull the car over and see what I could do. He was actually just the other side of a small creek and I positioned myself so if he kept going the way he was going I’d catch him the the natural “window” of trees and vegetation you see in the photo.

At first, it was a bit painstaking. I KNEW I had the potential to pull off a pretty nice shot, but he was stuck behind the tree on the left of the frame. It was a few anxious minutes before he finally continued out from behind the tree and into the opening. He was a jittery thing too – probably why he had such a great set of antlers, eh?

Unfortunately, he was looking forward and moving along – in three seconds he’s be out of the shot if I didn’t do something. I quickly stomped the ground (the same move other whitetails do to alert each other of danger), and made a large, gentle arc in the air with my arm.

That did it – he stopped in the prefect spot and I snapped away as quickly as I could. A few frames and a couple quick hops later he was past the “window” – but I had my shot :)

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