Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Pa Summer Mornings


Misty mornings with heavy dew are typical of our summer morning in Pa.

A nice buck pauses from feeding to check his surroundings as daylight slowly washes over the countryside. Shooting with an ISO of 1000 I was able to achieve a 1/100 sec, shutterspeed which was enough to freeze the action of this nearly stationary scene.

Early morning light has a quality not present at any other time of day. When coupled with the mist and dew the images are well worth the effort of getting out well before the sun tops the horizon.

15 comments:

Chris said...

Hi,
This is a magnificent portrait. I love the composition and the atmosphere. A perfect shot.

Happy Days said...

What a great photo!! Should be in a wildlife magazine!!! It's neat the way he is standing in the tall grasses. great shot!!...debbie

imac said...

Super shot Coy, that would look great enlarged and framed on the wall.

Juan C. Aguero said...

Good shot!!

Bird Girl said...

It always amazes me that the same time the fawns are being born...the bucks are growing racks! This is a super beautiful image and I love these PA summer mornings - ya never know what will show up!

Leedra said...

Very lovely capture. The morning mist does add so much to the photo.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A lovely shot.Yes,early morning light has a special quality.
Blessings,Ruth

Montanagirl said...

Exquisite! Wonderful photo at a beautiful time of the day.

Montanagirl said...

Exquisite! Wonderful photo at a beautiful time of the day.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shot.

Abe Lincoln said...

Gosh that is magnificent, Coy.

Sheri said...

WOW! What a great photo!

Faye Pekas said...

This is a beautiful shot Salty. Love that misty look.

photowannabe said...

A very magical misty morning portrait Salty. Wonderful capture.

Meggie said...

Ah, beautiful velvet on those young antlers! Such a handsome lad!