Saturday, November 08, 2008

Skylined on Skyline Drive





Willard & I visited Shenandoah National Park this morning in search of rutting whitetails. As we traveled down Skyline Drive before dawn numerous bucks crossed the road in our headlights. It was obvious that the rut was on.

After an early morning encounter with a massive buck near Spitler Knoll the does arrived from the west side of the mountain followed by this young buck. With the colorful morning sky for a background, the buck posed for a moment before continuing on in his quest for a mate.

The buck action was quite brisk upon our arrival but, died off early. Over the next few days I will be sharing more of the images captured on this adventure.

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19 comments:

Sara G said...

Awesome photo for Camera Critters!!
Just beautiful.

Sandy Kessler said...

Talk about a marvelous backdrop Wow sandy

ChrissyM said...

Awesome!!

Ms. Hays said...

OMGosh, check him out! It's as if he's saying, "Hello, Yes, Take My Picture - I'll Be Still, But Only Once!!!" hehehe Great shot!!!!!!

Faye Pekas said...

This is gorgeous with the colors of the sunrise in the background.

I have a small award for you at my place.

marLou said...

Gorgeous! I also like the background that you've captured.

babooshka said...

Could have been a skywatch toi. Majestic image.

fishing guy said...

Salty: That would have even been a great Sky Watch photo. It's a winner either way.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's an amazing photo: you have a really good eye ... and lots of patience. Or are they posing for you? Great work.

Christy said...

What a beauty. I am in awe. I rarely see the deer when I have a camera in hand or the time to stop and really appreciate them. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful colors for your backdrop for the deer.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Wow!! The buck against that beautiful background makes one terrific photograph!!

Shellmo said...

he looks so friendly against that gorgeous sky!

Louise said...

A perfect portrait! And the color just adds.

Below I really liked all your nuthatch photos (and the header, too). Wonderful the poses in which you captured them. And the "Halloween House" looks so all-American--warm and inviting.

Misty Dawn said...

This is one of my favorite photos EVER (I've probably said that about some of your other photos before, but that's just because you're a great photographer)! Deer are one of my favorite animals, and I collect deer items such as figurines, paintings, and photos. I truly LOVE this photo Salty - Do you ever sell any of your prints?

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Fantastic photo! Looks like he posed for you.

Ashrunner said...

Excellent shot! Just plain beautiful from top to bottom.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous shot Salty!

photowannabe said...

Totally awesome and the morning light is a fantastic backdrop Salty.