Capturing a Moment in the Wild: The Whitetail Doe and Fawn Reflection

While I was enjoying a peaceful morning on the Phillip Parks Memorial Fishing Pier at Reeves Slough in the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, a Whitetail Doe and her Fawn emerged from the nearby woods and began to feed. It was early, around 7:00 A.M., and the tranquil waters provided a perfect mirror-like reflection of the beautiful creatures.

Whitetail Doe And Fawn Reflection
Whitetail Doe And Fawn Reflection

Just as I was about to snap the shot, a pair of Coyotes (Coyote Wading Slough) appeared on the scene, causing the Doe and her Fawn to quickly retreat back into the woods. Despite the unexpected interruption, I was still able to capture a stunning image of the Whitetail Doe and Fawn reflected in the water.


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: June 2, 2014
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 sec.
  • ISO: 800
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Focal Length: 320 mm
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D

I was grateful for the opportunity to capture such a beautiful moment in the wild and I look forward to sharing more of my nature photography with you. In the meantime, you can also check out another photo I took at the same location of a Whitetail Buck Running Through Water