A Large Whitetail Buck From Yesterday’s Post

I posted a photo yesterday of Two Whitetail Bucks In Velvet Sparring. Today’s photo is of the larger Whitetail Buck.

Large Whitetail Buck
Large Whitetail Buck

I took these photos at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

From late spring until about a month before velvet sheds, rack growth is crucial.

As yearlings (1.5 years old), healthy deer in well-fed environments can grow eight-point branching antlers.

Antler features, such as the number of points, length, or thickness of the antlers are not reliable markers of buck age, although antler size normally rises with age.

Because the surrounding environment influences antler growth.

The nutritional requirements for antler growth vary depending on the deer’s diet, particularly protein consumption.

How I Got The Photo: Large Whitetail Buck From Yesterday’s Post

Several Deer were feeding on soybeans in a field near the Reeve’s Boat Ramp. I parked on the road and began photographing. After a few shots, I moved forward a few yards and began photographing again.

I had my camera resting on a bean bag [Read More…]

2022-12-23T15:55:17-06:00August 9, 2021|Categories: Deer|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A Large Whitetail Buck From Yesterday’s Post

Whitetail Buck In Old Cornfield

I photographed this Whitetail Buck in velvet at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was in an old cornfield that was left standing from the year before.

Whitetail Buck In Old Cornfield
Whitetail Buck Feeding In Old Cornfield
Whitetail Buck Feeding In Old Cornfield

How I Got The Photo: Whitetail Buck In Old Cornfield

I was 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.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11 

Technical: First Photo

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: June 10, 2021 (6:53 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • ISO: 2000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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  2. Another Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers
  3. Whitetail Buck In Dockery Field
  4. Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers
2023-01-25T00:56:12-06:00June 14, 2021|Categories: Deer|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Whitetail Buck In Old Cornfield

Whitetail Buck With Third Antler Beam

I read that seeing a Whitetail Buck with a third antler is rare. I read that this could be from genetics or an injury.

Whitetail Buck With Third Antler Beam
Whitetail Buck With Third Antler Beam

How I Got The Shot: Whitetail Buck With Third Antler Beam

This Buck was on the north side of the auto tour road between the 4-corners intersection and the Reeves boat ramp (About mid-way). This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II 

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: May 30, 2021 (08:29 A. M.)
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • ISO: 2000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

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  1. Another Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers
  2. Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers
  3. Whitetail Buck And Duckweed
  4. Large 6 Point Buck In Velvet
2023-01-25T02:09:41-06:00June 1, 2021|Categories: Deer|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Whitetail Buck With Third Antler Beam

Another Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

This is another Whitetail Buck growing a set of new antlers. I posted a photo of a larger one a few days ago (Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers). I read that a buck’s antlers can grow anywhere between 1/4 – 1/2 inches in length per day.

Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers #2
Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers #2

How I Got The Shot: Another Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

This Whitetail Buck was near Shug’s Pond which is located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: May 7, 2021 (06:51 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/240 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 3200
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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  1. Whitetail Buck In Dockery Field
  2. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Whitetail Bucks
  3. Whitetail [Read More…]
2023-01-31T00:15:15-06:00May 17, 2021|Categories: Deer|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Another Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers
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