This Whitetail Doe near Reeves Ramp was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I spotted the Doe feeding near the water’s edge when I pulled into the parking lot. I have photographed Whitetail Deer in the area before. The last time was of a Doe and Fawn together. This Doe did not have a Fawn with her.

Whitetail Doe Near Reeves Ramp
Whitetail Doe Near Reeves Ramp

I made a blog post a few days ago in reference to not seeing any Fawns this summer at this refuge (Whitetail Doe And Fawn Closeup). I wrote that I thought this was because of the flood that occurred back in May of this year (Flooding At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge).

How I Got The Shot – Whitetail Doe Near Reeves Ramp

The Doe was across the water from the parking area which helped with not scaring her when I pulled in. This was at 7:17 a.m.

As soon as I spotted this Doe I positioned my pickup truck so that I could photograph her from the driver side window. I already had a bean bag draped over the window. I placed my Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro on the bean bag and began photographing the Doe.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button Focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 2500
  • Shutter speed – 1/280 of a second
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm