Have you ever had a moment where a wild animal approaches you unexpectedly? That’s exactly what happened to me on a summer morning at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
I was sitting in my pickup, camera in hand, ready to capture the beauty of nature when a Whitetail Fawn caught my attention. It was running and jumping around in a field, seemingly playing by itself. But then, to my surprise, the fawn suddenly stopped and ran towards me. It got close to my pickup.
I couldn’t believe what was happening. I was in awe as the fawn jumped around, right in front of me. After a few moments of playing, the fawn headed back to a Doe that was feeding nearby. It was a truly magical moment that I will never forget.
I was equipped with my Canon EOS R5 camera and RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens, ready to capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment.
The technical details of the shoot were as follows:
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: July 21, 2022 (06:45 A.M.)
- Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
- Aperture: f7.1
- Shutter Speed: 1/800
- ISO: 6400
I was using a beanbag to support my camera and lens, making sure to keep a steady hand while capturing the fawn’s movements.
In conclusion, I was grateful to have the opportunity to witness such a beautiful and intimate moment with a wild animal. The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is a true gem, offering visitors the chance to see incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. If you’re ever in Oklahoma, I highly recommend a visit.