Leaving The Scene

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Bernie Ewing

I love the layers here Harold - dark grass, bright grass, mature buck with the beginnings of a large rack, dark background to highlight it all. Superb! Needs to be given the gift of a wall size enlargement!

Wally Lutz

Great shot Harold. Another way to get them curious, when they look at you and you're standing still, shake you hand in front of yourself. Give it a flick like you're “shaking your tail,” and repeat, repeat. All you need is for them to stand still a moment for the shot.

Heather Mellon

A truly excellent portrait capture of this fine looking fellow. I love the eye contact and the pov on this one especially. I've never thought of imitating them in order to get their attention but it obviously works very well for you.

Harold Fleming

Thank you! They are very inquisitive beasts, Heather. A blow works very well but sometimes other noises work as long as they are not repeated often.

Jane LeBlanc

I almost ran into a deer on my bicycle last week...looking up in the trees for birds!! It blew as it ran into the bush!! Nice shot, Harold!

Harold Fleming

And yet from an early age, Jane we're told to keep our head up. You need to get a bicycle horn that sounds like a deer. That way you might have gotten a photo.

Debra Plett

It does seem like you have a lot of nice bucks in your area Harold. He stood and posed for you very nicely in the deep grass, well done.

Harold Fleming

If you've ever heard a deer blow as a warning and I suspect you have coming from your province, Debra, usually when it is just about to enter the treeline or disappear from the scene I will imitate that blow as best I can and often they will stop and turn to follow the sound. That's when I snap my last photo. Usually you get a nice pose from it when it turns.

There was a bit of harsh light shining at two P.M as this Blacktail Buck was about to walk into the forest after feeding.
Taken By
Harold Fleming
Taken On
June 19, 2021
animal deer wildlife doe buck mammal antelope
  • Focal: 300
  • Lens Model: EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.00125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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