Whitetail Deer Ablaze

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The forest was glowing as the sun was just beginning to shine through the dense leaves right behind this whitetail deer. I had to make a few squeeky noises to get her attention so she would look right at me, as she really didn't care much about me standing there. I had moved into position to get her right with the sun behind her and all that lovely glowing bokeh. I debated back and forth if it was just too much going on in the background, but in the end I really liked it as something a little different from what I normally shoot with deer like this.

  • Location: Palmyra Cove Nature Park in southern New Jersey

  • Date Taken: 11/21/2018

  • Exposure: 1/250 @ f/5.6

  • ISO: 3600 - auto

  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority

  • Focal Length: 420mm

  • Lens: Nikon 300mm f/4 PF + 1.4x TC

  • Camera: Nikon D4s

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.