Sun-kissed Mule Deer

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you have good one the nieces deer lots of detailing

Heather Mellon

Thank you Jeff! I appreciate your comment a lot.. they're beautiful animals and it's always a pleasure to see them and get a photo of two.

Heather Mellon

That should have read as.. and get a photo of them.

Debra Plett

Nice that you were able to get the shot Heather. I love how you have their attention. Both you and the deer are probably glad that they are safely back in the field. The deer do stand out nicely on the field. The rows give the image a lot of depth, nicely captured.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Debra! It was so sudden when they bounded across in front of my car and I came to a screeching halt but they're great jumpers and made it across safely, thank goodness. I think they were a little upset judging by the way they were looking at me and so was I after such a close call.

Harold Fleming

The deer stand out nicely, Heather, in this field of green. I'm sure these deer can hear me typing from where they are with those ears. A good exposure in the bright light.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Harold! No kidding, lol. And I'm sure when they heard my camera clicking away it was then that they decided to make a hasty exit. We have white-tailed deer in this region too but they seem to stay in the bush whereas the mulies like to hang out in farmers fields.

Yves Langlois

Great shot Heather. You captured a very nice pose of those two deers. The simplicity of the background make them stands out real good (even with the harsh sun). You very well caught their curiosity. The doe looks funy with its slim head and huge hears. Line up of the plants in the background field is interesting. It was a lucky day.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Yves! They have huge ears and it's probably their greatest feature in a way, making them easy to identify. I love that they stopped and checked me out for a good minute or so and then bounded off as if there was something to be afraid of. Guess it was the sound of the camera.

Due to the angle of the sun which was right in my eyes I almost didn't see this pair of mule deer on a quiet back road until they jumped across to the field nearby. After a long pause, which worked really well for me, they headed down the field.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
September 8, 2021
sun kissed mule deer antelope wildlife animal mammal
  • Focal: 150
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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