Whitetail Buck, in Velvet by Joe Elliott

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This is a photo of a wild Whitetail Buck deer with his antlers in their velvet stage. It was taken at Big Meadows which is located inside The Shenandoah National Park, in Virginia. I was set-up and waiting before dawn with the rising sun at my back and a light wind in my face. This nice buck came down the trail, partially blinded by the sun, and posed briefly for me.

Canon EOS-40D with a Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS lens on a Bogen tripod.


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  • BarbL
    BarbLover 3 years ago

    He’s absolutely gorgeous!! It is hunting season here in Michigan now and I have never figured out how someone can kill something so beautiful! This is a perfect capture…composition is great, color is lovely. Just an all around great shot, Joe!

  • Thank You so much BarbL, for all of your kind words !!

    – Joe Elliott

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 3 years ago

    11/20/10 one a day with a limit of 20

  • Thank You !!

    – Joe Elliott

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    Just a wonderful capture of this beautiful animal.

  • Thank You very much !!

    – Joe Elliott

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