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on May 13, 2011 in Photography

A Shot I Would Like to Have

So when we parked to get the last sunrise / God beam shot, this White-tailed doe was across the road grazing. It didn’t do a thing as we walked about shooting, just kept on grazing. Since it was by itself and just grazing, I mentally blew it off and kept on with the landscape. Once the landscape shot was in the can, I put the 600mm on the tripod to play with the deer. I don’t have a lot of shots of White-tails in my files. This is because they aren’t where I live and there are so many great shots of them by others, I just don’t put much time into them. There is one shot I would like for myself though so I do try to get it, and that’s “the flag.”

When White-tails run away in alarm, they raise their tail and wave it back and forth. You can see it for a long distance which is the point. Since I’m not normally scaring off my subjects, I’ve few opportunities to photograph it (thought have seen it plenty of times while driving about). So as the deer started for the skyline, I shot I like to take, another car came by, stopped for a moment and that sent the deer running in alarm. While definitely the best example of this, it’s my first so like it. There’s room for improvement but if you don’t start, you’ll never improve.

Photo captured by D3x, 600VR on Lexar UDMA digital film