Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shooting in the Golden Hour After Sunrise

Mother Nature granted my wish when I said I needed to photo this 19 point non-typical buck closer. I was lucky to see him at all. Actually, I passed him by and at the last second, as I rubbernecked backward, I caught a glimpse of the rack, still not knowing it was Ole Jabberwhocky with the messy and beautiful rack. I can tell you, I was sure glad I took a second look! I had to shoot out of my passenger side window, with the lens resting on the glass, and me aiming and sighting at arms length. Not an easy task. The lighting was gorgeous, and as I focused in, he moved out of the shadows into the brilliant sunlight! (It's worth a look to click for the larger image!)






O.K. Mother Nature, can I bother you for just one more time and wish for a portrait? Thanks in advance for your kindness!

13 comments:

Chris said...

Wow the effects are wonderful in this amazing light.. The robe of the buck is wonderful in this tone!
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Marsha said...

He is such a stunner especially in this perfect lighting. I don't know if you will get your portrait wish since it looks like he is sticking his tongue out at you in the last 2 photos :)

Rick Kratzke said...

Those are some beautiful pictures. The setting light just adds to the look of such a majestic animal.

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jalynn01 said...

I DO hope you get your wish cause I love seeing these big bucks with all the points!!!!! up close and personal. Go Girl.. I'll be watching and waiting. How perfect the light was and how beautiful the buck is!!

Tina said...

Hannibal,
You really outdid yourself with these photos..the colors you caught in that light are really nice...I can't wait to see this guys up close and personal portrait!!

Willard said...

It is good to see these wonderful buck photos. Those were impressive ones you posted yesterday too.

Action has been great here also, but we do not have ones in that size class. Coy and I are taking a day trip to SNP tomorrow to try and get something a little bigger.

Keep those buck photos coming!

Montanagirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots. The lighting is wonderful, and the Buck is magnicent!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Magnificent!!

Eve said...

Wow these are really great and the ones below Hannibal. You grow some mighty big deer out there! Beautiful shot, I'm glad you looked back! Thanking in advance is always a good thing!

Bird Girl said...

My husband is looking over my shoulder and DROOLING! What a find!!! He is majestic and so handsome! I can't even see something like this in my dreams!! Way to go, Hannibal - you are the BEST!

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