During my wildlife photography excursion at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve in Oklahoma, I had the pleasure of photographing a Whitetail Doe as it fed on a ridge. This particular doe was part of a group of deer that had left a nearby field and were heading up the ridge to bed down for the day.
To capture this moment on camera, I had just finished photographing a different Whitetail Doe as it left the field to enter the woods on the south side of the county road. As I got back into my pickup and drove a few yards, I spotted this doe crossing the road to feed on an oak ridge.
Using my trusty Fujifilm X-T3 camera and a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro, I was able to capture a stunning shot of the Whitetail Doe as it fed on the ridge. The camera and lens were set up on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup, providing the stability needed to take a clear and focused shot of the deer.
It was a beautiful sight to witness the doe feeding on the ridge, surrounded by the natural beauty of the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve. This experience reminded me of the importance of preserving our natural habitats and the creatures that call them home.
- AV Mode
- Aperture: f5.6
- ISO: 800
- Shutter speed: 1/480 sec.
- Focal Length: 400 mm
More of my photos from the J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve: This Whitetail Buck Has Shed Both Antlers and J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve