Older Whitetail Buck In Velvet

By | June 7, 2020

This looks like an older Whitetail Buck compared to the last Buck photos I posted mainly because of how his body looks and not because of his antlers. His antlers will grow all of its points (tines) by the end of this month (June). I would like to see this Buck again this fall because he will have an impressive set of antlers. Most bucks don’t live past 3½ years and my guess is this one is 3½ years or older.

If you look at the Whitetail Buck photo, I posted the other day you can see which one looks older (Whitetail Bucks Are In Velvet).

Old Buck In Velvet
Older Buck In Velvet
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Older Whitetail Buck In Velvet

How I Got The Shot – Old Whitetail Buck In Velvet

I parked on the side of the auto tour road with my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup. This Buck was located west of the Sally Jones Causeway as you make the curve in the road. He was standing in what is known as the Dockery Field (east side of road).

Technical :

• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: May 31, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/500 sec.
• ISO: 2500
• Exposure Bias: 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II