Encountered a small herd of bucks this morning who were gracious enough to pose for me 🙂 My first shots were not the best as the deer were backlit at best and standing at shade at worst with the bright blue Colorado sky in the background. So I snapped a few hoping that they might be salvageable before passing by so that I could quietly circle around the mountain and shoot with the advantage of some sunlight on their faces.
When I came around the mountain I wound up a slightly different place so I had to do a little searching which scared off one of the big guys despite my best efforts to be stealthy. I wasn’t too happy to have made one of them run, but I looked around to see if I could find the rest of the herd. Much to my surprise I was
standing almost face to face with the other two! I stood motionless so as not to scare them and to see if I could read their intentions. They seemed relatively unconcerned about the photographer that they see so regularly so I quietly put down my trekking pole and raised my camera to my eye.
I did manage to get off a more shots before the handsome fellows began to get nervous. Eventually they walked off in the direction of their other buddy and I just called it a day and wandered down the mountain.
I put the best portraits of the bucks on my website for purchase as wall art on glossy metal or acrylic sheets, stretched canvas and traditional framing and matting. Cool gift items and apparel are also available with my artwork!