Monday, July 20, 2009


The Whitetail’s Velvet glistens in the early morning sunlight

The backlight present in this photograph serves to highlight the short soft hair that gives this material its name. In the background gnats are visible flying about the bucks head. The close-up inset gives a better view of the buck’s left beam end complete with a pesky fly. Most of the features mentioned would not be visible with direct frontal lighting.

Photography is all about light. A totally ordinary scene can be transformed into a thing of beauty simply by changing the angle of lighting. In wildlife photography seldom can the light angle be changed once the wildlife appears, so the expected lighting conditions and wildlife movement must be taken into account when choosing a particular shooting location.


Leedra said...

Another great deer photo.

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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love the back lighting.This creates a nice soft look.I have so much to learn.

Elaine said...

You've gotten some wonderful deer shots and this is no exception. Your photos are an inspiration for me.

Montanagirl said...

That's a terrific photo!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: The start of a nice rack. It looks like he has a weed on its snout.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous shot! Thanks for sharing it.


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