Monday, November 10, 2008

The Spitler Knoll Buck


Willard & I encountered this magnificent whitetail early Saturday morning in a small opening near Spitler Knoll.

The buck was standing under a small tree with his doe only a few yards away. With the low light levels and my slow 100-400mm lens; I shot this image at ISO 800 with a 1/25th second shutter speed. Within two minutes of getting the tripod set up the doe left the meadow and the buck followed.

This is the largest Whitetail Buck I have ever photographed. Now if only I can catch him on another occasion in good photographic light.

10 comments:

Meggie said...

He's a beauty alright!

VICENT SANTOS fotògraf said...

excelente fotografia de la naturaleza, saludos, vicent.

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a wonderful buck to be allowed to pass on those genetic features. You did really well with this shot.

Shellmo said...

My hubby would be drooling about now! Magnificent!

photowannabe said...

What a magnificient rack. Well captured. I hope you see him again.

PNF Photography said...

beautiful what a joy to see so close very beautiful

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Really impressive image for 1/25!

Tina said...

WOW! Big buck indeed. Is he an 8 or 9 point?

Salty said...

Tina,
I would call him a 9 pt. He has a basic 8pt frame with one sticker on his left g-2.
Thanks,
Salty

Wolf Lover Girl said...

He's beautiful. Nice shot.

~ Wolf Lover Girl