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).

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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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?

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    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!

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

  6. nice shot!

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

    Malcolm

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    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.

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


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