I photographed this young 6 point Buck in velvet at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma (August 13, 2021).

Bucks will shed the velvet from their antlers soon (early September here at this refuge).

6 Point Whitetail Buck In Velvet
6 Point Whitetail Buck In Velvet

How I Got The Photo:

This is the same buck that I posted with a Doe (Buck And Doe Grooming Each Other).

This Buck was in an area called Goss Field, which is in the Northwest corner of the refuge.

My camera and lens were on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 13, 2021 (6:45 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • ISO: 12800 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Continues Eye Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm