Whitetail Buck Running Through Water

By | May 5, 2020

I was lucky to photograph this Whitetail Buck running through the water. I had just pulled into the parking area for the Phillip Parks Memorial Fishing Pier at Reeves Slough (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge) when I saw two Bucks running through the water. I quickly got parked and got my camera ready just as the two Bucks were exiting the water. I then noticed another Buck entering the water at a run, and I captured the below photo.

Buck Running Through Water
Buck Running Through Water

How I Got The Shot – Buck Running Through Water

I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens. I also had a Canon 1.4x III extender attached to the lens. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup. This was at 8:27 A.M. on April 28, 2018.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f6.3
  • ISO 400
  • Shutter speed – 1/2000 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – 0 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 700 mm

Here Are A Few More Of My Whitetail Buck Photos

  1. Whitetail Buck Being Curious
  2. Whitetail Buck Sticking Tongue Out
  3. Large Velvet 8 Point Whitetail Buck