Monday, October 10, 2011

Raining on the Rut

Who in their right mind would want a bluebird day with dazzling sunshine for wildlife photography when great images can be made during a driving downpour.  And that was the situation when these photos were taken.


A few minutes before the bull and his harem began moving into deep cover the rain began to pour. And I mean POUR! Notice the soft streaking of the falling rain in the images.

Uncomfortable?  Sure but the great color saturation of rainy day images more than makes up for any discomfort. 

12 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

There is a special quality about these shots,which you won't get in bright sunshine. I like this look,it seems fitting for these magnificent animals.

TexWisGirl said...

great job. :) nice to see something a bit different.

heyBJK said...

Nice! I like how the rain makes the antlers dark! Sometimes perseverance results in great shots.

Montanagirl said...

Very nice! The rain and overcast conditions really make for nice light and color...soft. Terrific.

Bob Shank said...

Wow, Coy, I just wrote a blog entry today entitled, "Stay Out in the Rain." Could it be that great minds think alike? I don't know about that but I do know that these two photographs are great!

Marci said...

Beautiful photos, Coy! I enjoy rainy days in Benezette. Thanks for staying out there in order to get these great shots to share with us.

Carol said...

Soooooooo envious!!! What nice shots.

Lasse said...

Great photos !

Chris said...

I hope you had a rain coat for you and the camera ;-) That makes the atmosphere quite special and very nice pictures thought!

JimB said...

Nice work. It takes perseverance and patience and a love for what one is doing to sit through rainy weather to photograph animals

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Now they are some real deer. We have smallish ones in the swamp.

Blair Cessna said...

Wow Coy, you've outdone yourself on these 2 shots. GREAT GREAT.