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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photo of the Day - White-tailed Buck

Today's photo actually is from today, which is a real rarity (I usually take about twelve years to get to editing my shots). I found this monster buck off Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country.  He's easily one of the largest guys I've ever seen in the Rockies, where our deer usually aren't very big.

A huge white-tailed buck along Highway 40 this afternoon

This shot was taken at 1/800th of a second, f5, ISO 2000 with my Canon 1D Mark IV and 500mm f4 lens off of a beanbag on my driver's side window.

Happy shooting!



  1. Beutiful buck. Exif info is appreciated!

  2. I really like this one John. I have been trying for some big buck images this fall, but unfortunately all the hunting action in and around Kamloops makes them very hard to find. Beautiful shot, love the snow on him.

  3. Do you find yourself shooting wildlife at those higher ISO settings on a regular basis now?

  4. Thanks everyone. Peter, yes, I do often shoot at much higher ISO settings than I used to. ISO 1250-3200 is pretty normal for me now, though I do still aim for 800-1000 if I can. I honestly can't remember the last time I photographed wildlife at less than ISO 800!