The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge has lots of corn and soybeans growing in the fields. The corn is over head high and the soybeans are waist high now. I spotted this 8 point Whitetail Buck standing in one of the soybean fields.
Soybean fields are the perfect habitat for whitetail deer, offering the ideal combination of food, cover, and water. These fields are rich in protein and provide a vital food source for deer, particularly during the winter months when other food sources may be scarce. Bucks take advantage of the cover provided by the soybeans, allowing them to hide from predators and humans alike. The tall, thick stalks of the plants provide a great hiding spot for bucks, and the open fields give them plenty of room to move around and forage for food.
In addition to being a source of food and cover, soybean fields also provide an excellent opportunity for observing bucks in their natural habitat. Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike can take advantage of the clear, open fields to capture stunning images of these magnificent creatures.
I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
- Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
- Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date & Time Taken: August 12, 2010 (06:44:59 A.M.)
- Aperture Priority
- Aperture: f4.0
- Shutter speed: 1/400 sec. (as determined by the camera)
- ISO: 1600
- Back-button Focus
- Single Point Focus
- Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
- Focal Length: 500 mm
- Processed With Luminar 4