Oct 242014
 

I had a friend that found out about my “safaris” ask me if I wanted to go to Antelope Island and shoot Mule Deer (with my Canon).  I took him up on his offer and here’s some of what I shot.  Because I recently changed cameras I no longer have a “long lens” (something 300 mm or more).  I must fix that soon.  The animals were all shot at 135 mm which worked alright, but to get in real close a person really needs a long lens.  I got as close as the deer would allow.  Of course I couldn’t resist taking a couple of sunset pictures.  Day is Done is a five shot Panorama looking west into the sun (already set) across the Great Salt Lake.  By the way for those of you that don’t know, Antelope Island is out in the Salt Lake.  It’s a State Park and is a great place for biking, hiking, horseback riding, wild life watching, boating, swimming and etc.  My friend spends a lot of time watching the deer on the island and even has names for some of them.  Going to hang out with them was easy because my friend know where they would be.

Take a close look at these pictures.  For instants in the We Are Family shot check out the does on the left.

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