Recently, while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, I had the privilege of photographing a Whitetail Buck standing in a dry cove. The dry cove was a small, open space surrounded by dense trees and bushes, and the buck stood proudly in the center.

This is the same Buck I blogged about yesterday that was eating or drinking Duckweed (Whitetail Buck And Duckweed). It was in an area called Miner’s Cove (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge) that is mostly dry.

Buck Standing In Dry Slough
Buck Standing In Dry Slough

I photographed this Buck from my pickup while parked on the auto tour road. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: August 25, 2010 (07:03:39 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4