Mule Deer doe blurMule Deer doe blur – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/100, ISO 640, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 221mm, natural light

I don’t intentionally try to take images that are blurs but some times in low light situations that cause slow shutter speeds I do end up with images that are blurred. For my tastes I want to have at least the eyes sharp and having the head sharp is a bonus.

In this frame the eyes, head and neck are in focus but I am not sure if the image quite works for me. When I spotted this Mule Deer doe standing in the golden light on the Antelope Island causeway I thought I would take a few static images of her but as soon as we stopped the doe began to run so I fired off a burst of shots as I panned her movement and knew they would be blurred, out of the 10 or so images I took only this one had the sharpness in the eyes and face that I look for.

Maybe this is the kind of image that grows on me or doesn’t after a while, I guess I’ll see!