On a Mission

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Heather Mellon

Such a beautiful image Debra. Very pleasing contrasts in this image and I love how the foreground lighting accentuates the motion and determined look of this handsome looking buck. Great shot.

Debra Plett

Hi Heather, it was difficult looking through the lens in this particular lighting. I was lucky that he wasn’t in chase mode it made it easier to get a few shots in. Thanks for your feedback Heather.

Clifford Dupuis

Great shot of this handsome guy Debra. I particularity like the semi silhouette, well done

Debra Plett

Thanks Clifford, I wasn’t sure how these images were going to turn out but I do like this one.

Yves Langlois

Beautyful buck with a nice walking action. I love the backlight effect against the bright field in the back. Mottle texture of the foreground make a interesting contrast. Well done.

Debra Plett

I was really drawn to this particular image as well. I have a few where the background was different and they are not as nice. I think I will have to practice with backlit scenarios. Thanks very much Yves for your feedback.

This buck was moving across the field towards a doe that he was trying to get close to. She would stop and graze and then move a little further away. The buck continued to try to get close to her. He had moved from an area where the lighting was poor into an area where he could be photographed prancing through this nice back-lighting.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
November 22, 2023
white tailed buck doe birds hill park manitoba animal deer mammal wildlife elk antelope antler tree plant fawn grass
  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.0015625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9

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