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Whitetail Doe Portrait

Recently, I was fortunate enough to have an incredible encounter with a Whitetail Doe at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

September Whitetail Doe Close-up

I photographed this Whitetail Doe while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. She did have a Fawn with her. I got a video of both of them together.

Whitetail Doe Close-up Whitetail Doe Close-up

My camera and lens were 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:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: September 6, 2021 (8:09 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

Whitetail Doe In American Lotus Plants

I photographed this Whitetail Doe in some lily pads at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Whitetail Doe In Lily Pads
Whitetail Doe In Lily Pads

How I Got The Photo: Whitetail Doe In Lily Pads

I was in the parking area near the Reeve’s Boat Ramp when I heard this Doe splashing in the lily pads. Over the years, I have photographed Deer crossing this same spot. This is my first for seeing one cross when the lily pads are present. 

I had my camera 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:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: July 3, 2021 (9:00 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • ISO: 1250 (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 

Related Posts: This Same Spot

  1. Whitetail Buck Running Through Water
  2. Whitetail Doe And Fawn Reflection

Whitetail Fawn In Tall Weeds

I photographed this Whitetail Fawn in tall weeds at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Whitetail Fawn In Tall Weeds
Whitetail Fawn In Tall Weeds

How I Got The Photo: Whitetail Fawn In Tall Weeds

This Fawn and a Doe were in a field north of an area called the Lower Scarborough. I was able to stop on the road and get a few photos. I had my camera 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:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: July 4, 2021 (7:01 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 3200 (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 

Related Posts:

  1. Whitetail Fawn In The Weeds
  2. Large Ears Of A Fawn
  3. Bedded Whitetail Fawn
  4. Fawn Kissing A Flower

Large Ears Of A Fawn

I photographed this Whitetail Fawn at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Check out those ears!

Whitetail Fawn
Large Ears Of A Fawn

How I Got The Photo: Large Ears Of A Fawn

This Fawn was with a Doe near the Reeve’s Boat Ramp. They were both near the road when I drove by. I was able to stop and get a few quick photos. I had my camera 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:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: July 11, 2021 (7:48 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • ISO: 5000 (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 

Related Posts:

  1. Doe And Fawn Standing In Roadway
  2. Whitetail Fawn In The Weeds
  3. Doe Feeding Fawn
  4. Fawn With Bent Ear Tips

Doe And Fawn Standing In Roadway

This is the same Fawn I posted a photo of Monday. After I photographed it in the brush, it stepped out onto the roadway with its Mom.

Whitetail Doe and Fawn In Roadway
Whitetail Doe and Fawn In Roadway

How I Got The Photo: Doe And Fawn Standing In Roadway

Just like the other Fawn photo, I stood outside my pickup, bracing my camera and lens on the door frame.

This Doe and Fawn were in the Sandtown area of the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge on the paved section of the auto tour road.

Gear Used:

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

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: June 25, 2021 (7:58 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • ISO: 2500 (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 

Related Posts:

  1. Doe Feeding Fawn
  2. Doe Sticking Tongue In Fawns Ear
  3. Whitetail Doe And Fawn Reflection
  4. Fawns Growing Fast
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Whitetail Fawn In The Weeds

I photographed this Fawn at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Doe was close by, and I was able to photograph the Fawn for several minutes.

Whitetail Fawn In The Weeds
Whitetail Fawn In The Weeds

How I Got The Photo: Whitetail Fawn In The Weeds

I stood outside my pickup, bracing my camera and lens on the door frame.

This Doe and Fawn were in the Sandtown area of the refuge near the paved section of the auto tour road.

Gear Used:

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

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: June 19 – 25, 2021 (7:57 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • ISO: 4000 (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 AI

Related Posts:

  1. Doe Feeding Fawn
  2. Fawn With Bent Ear Tips
  3. Whitetail Fawn Buck Closeup
  4. Whitetail Fawn Buck

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

Related Posts:

  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

Whitetail Doe On April 25

This Whitetail Doe was in a field that I know as “Dockery Field” which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Whitetail Doe 4-25-21
Whitetail Doe 4-25-21

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: April 25, 2010 (06:55 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/340 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 3200
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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  1. Whitetail Doe In Late March
  2. Whitetail Doe Sniffing The Air
  3. Whitetail Doe Up Close And Personal
  4. A Friendly Whitetail Doe

Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

I am seeing several Whitetail Bucks with new antler growth at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I haven’t been able to photograph any yet but here is a photo of one I took a few years ago.

Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers
Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

This Buck was with two other deer near the beginning of the paved section of the tour road (Sandtown). They stepped off of the road and into the trees when I first drove by, and I wasn’t able to get any photos. After reaching the end of the paved road, I came back by and the Deer were standing on the gravel section near Goss Slough. I stopped my pickup and got a few photos of the Buck.

When this Buck walked into the woods, I noticed it had a bad limp. I took several photos of its legs so that I could get a better look at them on my computer. I could see no visible signs of an injury.

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

Gear Used:

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Whitetail Bucks

I make lots of trips to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, but I also make trips to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma). I was at that refuge when they closed the campground because of COVID-19 in March 2020.

Here are a couple of Whitetail Bucks growing new antlers I photographed on one of my trips to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

Whitetail Buck Starting New Antlers
Whitetail Buck Starting New Antlers
Whitetail Buck Starting New Antlers #2
Whitetail Buck Starting New Antlers #2

These Bucks were near the Doris Campground and I photographed them from inside my pickup. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS

Technical: First Photo

  • Location: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: April 19, 2012 (07:38 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 320
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4