|Fall Colors: Panasonic GH3-Lumix 14-140mm@17mm- ISO 200-1/100sec. f 11.0|
I have seen quite a bit of wildlife as well in the past few weeks. One of the most memorable occasions was when I was watching a distant flock of gobblers in a portion of a meadow that was dry enough for the farmer to mow this summer. Since the fall rains it is now a wetlands and some of the gobblers were drinking from the pools of water among the grass. The image is severely cropped to give a more dramatic composition.
|Gobbler Drinking: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 600mm f 4.0-ISO 400-1/250sec. f 8.0|
|Yearling Buck Performs lip-curl: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 600mm f 4.0-ISO 400-1/320sec. f 4.5|
|6 Point Buck Pauses From Chasing Doe: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 600mm f 4.0-ISO 3200-1/200sec. f 4.0|
|6 Point Buck: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 600mm f 4.0-ISO 3200-1/160sec. f 4.0|
He evidently got the leaves in his right antler from horning the ground, which is something I would liked to have seen and recorded.
I enjoy photographing almost any species I can find, but I have been fascinated with the whitetail deer since a young age and they are my favorite species to film and photograph. Each year I especially look forward to filming the excitement of the fall rut when bucks that are ordinarily shy and hard to see are suddenly everywhere running about after the does. It will be interesting to see what buck sightings the next few weeks bring.
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.