Duck, Duck, Goose, …

… Deer?

Today’s post features an interesting shot I captured while photographing migrating Whooping Cranes at Quivira NWR, in central Kansas a few years ago.

While driving around the refuge, I came upon a bunch of ducks and geese, with a White-tailed deer buck following a doe through the refuge waters. Being late fall, the deer rut was in full swing and this guy had his eyes on this little lady:

White-tailed Deer in rut

Unfortunately, the whooping cranes had left the refuge, the night before this image was captured, as a hail storm came through the area.

 

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 500mm f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Wemberly gimbal head
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed 1/640 sec.

 

 

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