Montana Outdoors

June 18, 2007

Just another pretty face

Filed under: Animals, Montana, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, White-tail deer — montucky @ 6:07 pm

White-tail doe, yearling

White-tail deer (yearling doe).



  1. Now that’s what I call a head shot, nice work Terry.


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 18, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

  2. It’s nice when they walk up a pose as she did. She got curious because I wouldn’t move and just edged up close enough for the camera.


    Comment by montucky — June 18, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

  3. That one song comes to mind, “Isn’t she lovely?” by stevie wonder. Wow, I had a similar experince once… where the sound of the camera facinated the little buck and he just kept snorting and getting closer.. The experince was better than the photos! Beautiful shot!


    Comment by aullori — June 19, 2007 @ 1:38 am

  4. She might have heard the camera at that. Also, I was standing right on a fence line getting some pictures of bluebirds and she might have thought I was an unusual fence post. Her Mom was 50 yards away, belly deep in alfalfa, not paying attention to either of us. So what do you shoot; the birds of the deer?


    Comment by montucky — June 19, 2007 @ 6:48 am

  5. :o) good point. I think you made the right decision! This is a wonderful shot!


    Comment by aullori — June 19, 2007 @ 9:01 am

  6. nice shot!


    Comment by skouba — June 19, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

  7. aullori,
    I think so too. She’s one pretty little yearling!


    Comment by montucky — June 19, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

  8. skouba,
    Thanks! Again, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. With all the time I am spending in the woods, I should get lots of chances like this. I just missed a huge mulie buck today (a 6X6 in the velvet). He was big and old and got that way by being smart. I could have had him if I were hunting, but couldn’t get a camera shot.


    Comment by montucky — June 19, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

  9. Until I read one of your replies above about the deer being curious about you and the camera, I was going to ask if you had a 400mm telephoto lens!

    Being up close (except when taking pix of grizzly bears) is probably more fun.



    Comment by knightofswords — June 19, 2007 @ 8:34 pm

  10. She came within 40 feet and almost completely circled me, then went back to browsing with her mother. I was able to slowly back out of there without spooking either one of them.


    Comment by montucky — June 20, 2007 @ 7:00 am

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