Oh Deer

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 24 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

It figures...The day before I got this shot I drove all the way to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in search of wildlife to photograph with my new lens set up with the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR and the 2x teleconverter and all I came away with were some images of geese...gee I could have gotten those anywhere! So I took a walk a to my little park, which backs up to a 10 lane highway and what did I get within just a few minutes? Well as you can see...I got this beautiful doe.

It is not terribly unusual to see them but they are usually running or really deep in the thicket. This doe let me come really close to her. At one point we were within 10 feet of each other. I reached out my hand to her and she sniffed the air and seemed tempted to come closer to sniff my hand but thought better of it and went back to the business of nibbling the leaves. She was totally unconcerned with my presence and would only glance at me occasionally.

I am still getting the hang of using this lens set up. It is a bit of a learning curve and I was shooting handheld with it...not too bad. I haven't used a tri-pod with it at the time of this writing, but I am planning on doing that soon...I have an aversion to tri-pods so it is not my favorite way to shoot. I feel somehow disconnected when I use a tri-pod.

I just found out that someone tried to hack into my Gmail account...Grrrr! I discovered this when I tried to log in only to find that my (saved) password had changed...hmmm...so I discovered that someone tried to do a password recovery...I think they failed though because they would have needed to access another email account I have somewhere else to retrieve the reset password. I think it was just someone being a wise @$$! And I don't think they actuallly got access. Gmail details show no activity from any other computers for the account so far as I could tell. At any rate if anyone notices anything strange in their SPAM folder or regular email coming from my email address let me know...especially if it is dated later than today. I apologise to anyone who may be affected by this.

I want to take a moment to express my sympathies for the people of Iran during such turbulent times. I hope and pray that they have their voices heard and that the terrible violence against them is ended. I am including some links in this post at the request of a fellow photoblogger.

For a much larger more detailed view go here.

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 800 310 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/125 second
ISO 800
310 mm