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Whitetail Doe In Thick Brush

August 20, 2017  •  2 Comments

I spotted this Whitetail Doe in the thick brush while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma this past Thursday. She is one of the Does I have been photographing in the soybean field near the South Sally Jones Lake area (Whitetail Doe Jumping Through Soybeans and Whitetail Doe Eating Soybean Leaves).

I was parked in the far northeast corner of the soybean field and the deer were moving into the thick brush to bed for the day. This Doe would stick her head up from feeding and I was able to photograph her head only. She was alerted to something toward the road behind me, but I never saw anything. I like the way this photo turned out with the blur of the brush and the clear view of her head profile.

A fawn was nearby with another Doe. The fawn was being groomed by mom and it would have made for a great photo, but the brush was too thick for me to photograph them.

A 3 point Buck was also in the area and I was able to get a few photos of him. He has been a regular and I have numerous photos of him that I have posted before (3 Point Whitetail Buck Up Close).

The deer in this area don't seem to be bothered by my presence and only glance my way when they hear the shutter on my camera. I was using my long lens (Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens). I haven't used this lens in awhile, but it came in handy for this photo.

Whitetail Doe - 081817-1900Whitetail Doe - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma


Steve Creek Wildlife Photography
Thanks, Greg! Lots of predators at this refuge, so they do a lot of running into the thick brush.
Greg Topp(non-registered)
Neat portrait! You can even see her eyelashes! Looks like a scratch from the brush on her cheek. I've noticed lately that the deer have numerous scratches in their fur on the body, due to encounters with the brush.
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