During my wildlife photography expedition, I came across a Whitetail Doe feeding on some vegetation. As I approached, I noticed that the deer was intently watching me while it continued to eat. I was struck by the deer’s alertness and the way it was able to simultaneously feed and keep an eye on me.

Whitetail Doe Feeding Watching
Whitetail Doe Feeding Watching

Despite the deer’s awareness of my presence, I was able to capture a stunning close-up photo of the Whitetail Doe as it fed towards me.

To capture this moment on camera, I had my trusty camera and lens set up on a bean bag resting on the open window of my pickup. The bean bag provided stability and support for my camera setup, allowing me to take a clear and steady shot of the deer.

It was a remarkable experience to witness the Whitetail Doe in action and to capture such an intimate moment on camera. The alertness of the deer as it fed added to the magic of the moment, highlighting the beauty and power of nature.


• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: July 16, 2009
• Aperture: f4.0
• Shutter speed: 1/640 sec.
• ISO: 800
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS
• Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Here is another photo of a Whitetail Doe feeding: Whitetail Doe Feeding On Ridge