Better Whitetail Doe Movement

Whitetail Doe - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

Whitetail Doe - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

I photographed this Whitetail Doe yesterday (3-17-2019) while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It has been difficult to see Deer close to the road at this refuge. Hunting season has been over for a couple of months, so they should start settling down and be easier to photograph.

I was at this Refuge Saturday and didn't see any near the road. Sunday seems to be a better day to be at the Refuge for me. Lots of Refuge employees during the weekday and things seem to settle down by Sunday. I was the only photographer out early yesterday.

How I Got The Shot - Whitetail Doe

This Whitetail Doe was with several others as you get on the paved road in the Sandtown area. I have been seeing them in this area on my last several trips. They do leave shortly after sunrise.

I had an idea where they were going so as soon as I saw them I parked ahead of where they were going and waited.

I had to brace my camera on the passenger seat of my pickup because they were on the passenger side. The window was down.

I was using my Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with the Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/400 of a second at f5.6 and the ISO at 1000. I also had a +0.3 exposure value. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.

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