Friday, October 28, 2011

The Chase is On!

ISO 1000, 1/10sec, f5.6
 Yesterday was cool and rainy.  Clearing overnight the temperatures plummeted jump-starting the whitetail rut.  As day began to break bucks could be seen pursuing does; sometimes at break-neck speed!
The low light levels were perfect for panning with the racing bucks.

As the light increased I decreased ISO and increased F stop to maintain a slow shutter speed.

Bright light and fast shutter speeds allows the sharp capture of a racing buck as he attempts to catch up with the waiting doe.

It will be a few days yet until the does are ready to breed.  In the meantime the eager bucks will continue searching in hopes of finding a willing mate for now is the season............The Chase is ON!


Montanagirl said...

Hmmm....the Whitetail rut here is usually in November. Great shots!

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots, love the last one! The bucks are awesome looking!

imac said...

Sure is Coy, captured nicely(photos that is)lol.

Kekiinani said...

Oh love those panning shots. Looks like they are running soooooo fast.. :)