When December rolls around, I always try to dedicate about three days to photographing white-tailed deer at the peak of the breeding season. But, this year the time just got away from me and I missed the chase.
Here are a few deer images from January 9, just in time to capture the end of the main rut.
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Most of these photos were taken from ground level with a Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 70-200 mm lens, hand held. My elbows were on the ground and the stabilizer was on setting # 2.
Getting this shot requires photographer vigilance and having the necessary camera/lens settings “dialed in” before that magic moment occurs.
These spikes played at “being bucks” for about 5 minutes and without paying any attention to me.
I hope you enjoyed this brief trip to deer country.