Oh, Deer - Ryan Taylor

Oh, Deer

Creekside Reserve, Beavercreek, Ohio - May 2017

"Going to the woods is going home."

- John Muir

Life throws many surprises. Cycling along the bike path with my old camera bag with me. To the side for a good mile is the Creekside Reserve. This was taken at dusk when white-tailed deer are out in the open the most. I stop to my amazement that there is at least eight to ten of them grouped together by the treeline. Easily the most I've seen in a single space.

Armed with a 75-300mm zoom, I zoomed in at 120mm, using an f-stop of 6.3 to distance these two away from the background more as a portrait. Then with a shutter speed of 1/200 second handheld, and ISO 800 to keep up with the darkening skies.

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