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CorySchlossImages June 09, 2017
what a gem of a photo! thanks for sharing
CRamsay June 10, 2017
Thank you
jeanlousauf January 03, 2018
CRamsay January 03, 2018
Thank you.
tuanpk April 10, 2018
I really like this photo.Great composition!

White Tailed Deer

White tailed deer spend most of the year foraging for food on their own or as a family group of mother and fawns. In the winter, bucks, does and fawns return to...
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White tailed deer spend most of the year foraging for food on their own or as a family group of mother and fawns. In the winter, bucks, does and fawns return to 'yards'. Depending on the deer population in the area and the food source available their numbers can be quite large.They like cedar trees and the tips of evergreens. Often, they can be found near logging sites. A tree felled in the afternoon can be stripped of its needles overnight. Coyotes are a major predator of the white tailed deer in winter. Conditions are harsh in Northern New Brunswick and there is safety in numbers. These deer are part of a long standing deer yard near Bathurst NB.
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Behind The Lens

The photo was taken near Bathurst NB on the NB Trail, a part of the Trans Canada Hiking Trail. Many deer winter in this area. The NB Trail is groomed throughout the winter, making it a virtual deer highway as they move about in search of winter food.
It was mid morning on a bright, cold, winter day.
Sunny and bright, brightness influenced by sun and snow.
The camera was a d300s, with a nikon 80-400mm lens. I used a monopod. It would have been funny to watch as I closed in on the group. I kept my face behind the camera. I lifted the monopod off the ground, planted it about one foot further up the trail in front of me. I then moved my feet to catch up to the monopod. I think that is why the deer stayed in place so long. They were curious about what I was doing. I managed to gain significant yardage on them using this comical progression.
In winter, there are not a lot of flora and fauna to photograph, but there are always deer about. The challenge became, how close could you get; how many could I get in one frame, and could I get a clear shot?
I shoot RAW, so I used Lightroom 5 to adjust tone, clarity and sharpness.
In my camera bag
When I go out in nature, I carry minimal equipment. I carry my camera with my 80-400mm lens. I carry a prime 50mm lens in my pocket in case I want to get close up or take a wide angle shot. It helps me to travel rough terrain and stay out for extended periods of time. And I get many good shots. When I go out trekking, I am not attempting to get the perfect photo, but rather to capture a great memory. At other times, when I set out with a specific photograph in mind, I adjust my equipment selection to meet the need. No matter what I carry, I miss some great opportunities, but then I just enjoy the moment and the memory.
When you see wildlife, don't panic about them running away before you get the shot. Many times, if you slow down, so will they.

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