I think the Deer were easier to approach years ago at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I photographed this Whitetail Fawn back in August 2009.

The Refuge has been putting new gravel on the roads and this gravel makes lots of noise. I’m not complaining because any improvement is good. I also think the wild hog eradication has something to do with it. All that shooting pushes the deer back into cover.

I photograph deer close to the road but it seems more difficult now.

Whitetail Fawn Closeup
Whitetail Fawn Closeup

I photographed this Fawn from my pickup. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: August 13, 2009 (07:30:49 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 800
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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