I was out at Roxborough State Park this weekend as they open once a month just before sunrise. I didn’t quite make it to the spot I was hoping to get to by sunrise, but did manage to capture some nice images, which I’ll share at a later time. As I was leaving the park I came upon a large heard of mule deer. The females were grouped together followed by a smaller group of bucks in the open pasture just before the hogback into the park. I pulled over and was able to capture and watch them graze and move down the pasture.
Another car came over the road and spooked the females and I witness this amazing and beautiful prancing deer as they hurried across the prairie grass. I captured this doe in mid stride. It was such a beautiful movement and just wanted to share it with you today.
I hope you are having a good week!
- I increased the ISO on the camera to 400 so I could get a fast shutter speed to stop action any movement the deer were going to take. Deer are known for sudden movement such as this when they were spooked by a noise. I used my 70-200 at f/2.8 and AI Servo mode with back button focus and tracked the eye during as the deer pranced across the field.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
- ISO: 400
- Focal Length: 195 mm
- Aperture: f/2.8
- Shutter Speed: 1/3200 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4