Bedded Whitetail Buck

A Whitetail Buck bedded in an open field here in Arkansas

A Whitetail Buck bedded in an open field here in Arkansas

I photographed this bedded Whitetail Buck back in December 2008. I was driving the back-roads near Alma, Arkansas when I spotted this buck in an open field. I was able to pull over and get out of my pickup and brace my camera on a fence post.

A couple of Whitetail Bucks I photographed in this same area: Whitetail Buck Following Another Buck

How I Got The Shot - Whitetail Buck

At that time I was using a Canon EOS 40D and a Canon EF 400 mm f5.6 lens. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/1600 of a second at f5.6 and the ISO at 200. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.

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