Whitetail Doe Under Tree

By | May 16, 2019

I was on the asphalt section of the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This Whitetail Doe was under a tree that was in a field that’s known as Goss Field on the north side of the road.

Whitetail Doe Under A Tree
A Whitetail Doe standing under a tree at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

How I Got The Shot

I had my Fujifilm X-T3 camera resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/140 of a second at f7.1 and the ISO at 800. White Balance was set on auto.

Whitetail Doe Facts

  • Does give birth to one to three fawns a year, usually in the spring after a gestation period of seven months.
  • Deer have the same number of teeth as humans (32).
  • The Whitetail Deer is a ruminant, meaning it has a stomach with four chambers. They store grass or foliage in the first chamber of the stomach, the rumen, where it softens. They later regurgitate this material, called cud, and again chew it to further break down its content of cellulose. The chewed cud goes to the other chambers of the stomach, where it is further digested.
  • For every 100 pounds of weight, a Whitetail will eat about eight pounds of food a day.
  • A Whitetail Deer will raise its tail when spooked to warn the other deer in the immediate area. They also make a variety of communication sounds (grunts, wheezes, bleats, and snorts).
  • The average life span for wild Whitetail Deer is 4.5 years.

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