Whitetail Doe Through The Vines

A Whitetail Doe at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma

A Whitetail Doe at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma

Yesterday I made a trip to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I spotted this Whitetail Doe near the side of the road, and I was able to photograph it through the vines.

I didn't see much wildlife yesterday at this refuge and this was because of the wind. It was blowing at about 30 miles per hour (48.28 km/h) from what was being reported on the radio.

Yesterday was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The waterfowl hunters were out in large numbers at the refuge, which allows hunting. They must have been doing good because I heard lots of shooting.

I don't visit Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge much during hunting season. I like to wait for the wildlife to get back to normal and this is usually around March.

How I Got The Shot - Whitetail Doe

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 on a beanbag. I was shooting from my pickup window. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/80 of a second at f5.6 and the ISO at 2000. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.

I don't like shooting at this high of an ISO or this low of a shutter speed but the Doe was in an area where I didn't have much of a choice. It was early morning and the sun was just beginning to rise.

I was able to get close to this deer which allowed me to fill the frame.

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