I guess I was spoiled early in my days of wildlife photography to happen upon this fortuitous juxtaposition of subject and background one crisp morning in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Tennessee, USA

Nikon 4Fs, 1/600 sec, F/2.8, 200 mm, Bogen tripod, pistol grip head, Fuji Velvia 50 slide film


sunrise, buck, deer, whitetail deer, silhouette

“LIfe is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away (source unknown).” It is my heartfelt desire to share some of my breath-taking moments, hoping that you also may receive something of enduring benefit.

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  • Stephen Vecchiotti
    Stephen Vecchi...over 3 years ago

    Nice wildlife shot.

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloover 3 years ago


  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • teresa731
    teresa731over 3 years ago

    WOW!! This shot is amazing.. very beautiful!! Love the color and everything about it!!

  • shutterbug2010
    shutterbug2010over 3 years ago

    Excellent silhouette and sunrise cature!!!

  • missterryw
    missterrywover 3 years ago

    perfection, what a capture. LIghting & color WOW

  • David  Hughes
    David Hughesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful sunrise with added bonus of big buck looing for famle possibly.

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonover 3 years ago

    lovely sillouette!

  • reindeer
    reindeerover 3 years ago

    Excellent catch! =)

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    This is such a wonderful capture of this Buck with the light and color behind him. Beautiful!

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