White-tailed doe in a barley field

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White-tailed doe in a barley fieldWhite-tailed doe in a barley field -Nikon D300, f8, 1/800, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR at 330mm, natural light, not baited

Two years ago today I was in Glacier County, Montana photographing sparrows, partridge, Swainson’s Hawks and White-tailed Deer. White-tailed Deer are very rare in Utah so my opportunities to photograph them are limited because I usually only see them when I head north into Idaho or Montana. I photographed this White-tailed doe early in the morning as it walked through a field of barley that was just about ready to harvest and I enjoyed how the deer and barley had picked up a golden glow from the rising sun. This doe eventually came in so close that I was able to take portrait images of it too.



  1. Lois Bryan August 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    So beautiful!!

  2. Utahbooklover August 20, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful image Mia. I would much rather see a deer then a cow any day. There are over a million cattle just in Oregon alone. We also need to remember that cattle displace both elk and deer with their grazing and need for water. They also muddy trout streams and remove streamside vegetation critical to invertebrate food production for trout and other fish, not to mention fouling potential campsites with their flops. [cascwild.org]

  3. Elephant's Child August 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Glorious. A honey coloured dawn – and doe. Thank you.

  4. Patty Chadwick August 20, 2014 at 8:15 am

    A golden moment captured…serene and beautiful! They are so incredibly graceful…look like ballet dancers even when not in motion

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