WhiteTail Doe Nursing Twins
I have never found WhiteTail Deer easy to photograph. They are WAY more skitterish than Mule Deer. Jumpy at any approach would be my description of their behavior toward photographers. I got lucky coming up on them as all my photos are random encounters.
You sort of have to look but there are indeed twins going at the belly bar. 4 spigots no waiting. They were down in a deep grassy wash/gully as I was wandering by. Being in a stealthy Black Ford Truck, being slow, acting as a grazing animal might, can get you into I really had to look / move a bit to find a window through the vegetation to see all of them. I’m thinking she felt pretty safe hidden down there. The kids were all over her and hungry. Tolerant she was. 😀
Being in my Black Ford F-150 Raptor put her at ease enough for me to get this image. Stopped for the photograph, I had come up on them slowly. THe engine automatically shuts off if you set it up correctly. . I think I had Sirius XM ch 14 on in the background.
Usually such captures are reserved for my game trail cameras. This however was grabbed by me live working a Sony Alpha 7R4. A good 600mm f4 canon lens and here you go. I had enough time to set up a few compositions but I had a lot of brush in the foreground to work around. Tough conditions sometimes. Wish it was raining….
Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming / Montana borderlands (Wyotana)
Title: WhiteTail Doe Nursing Twins