As a wildlife photographer, I find immense joy in capturing the stunning beauty of animals in their natural habitats. Recently, I was fortunate enough to have an incredible encounter with a Whitetail Doe at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
On July 21st, 2022 at 9:25 AM, I spotted a gorgeous doe approaching me as I waited silently with my camera ready. With my trusted Canon EOS R5 and the powerful 800mm RF lens attached, I knew I was prepared to capture this moment. As the doe drew nearer, I carefully adjusted my camera settings to Aperture Priority mode, setting the shutter speed to 1/2500 second and ISO to 4000 to freeze the action and achieve crisp details in the morning light.
When the doe was in prime position, I pressed the shutter, framing her perfectly at 800mm to highlight her graceful form and intricate features. The results were astounding – a vivid, intimate portrait of this beautiful wild deer in her natural habitat. The sharp focus and rich colors brought to life every delicate detail, from her soulful eyes to her sleek coat.
Experiences like this are why I am so passionate about wildlife photography. There is nothing quite like witnessing these stunning creatures up close and capturing fleeting moments of unmatched beauty through my lens. I feel extremely grateful to have the skills and opportunity to freeze these encounters into unforgettable images. I look forward to many more adventures photographing the captivating wildlife that surrounds us.