This photo was taken on a mid April day, late in the afternoon, looking east at Maricopa Point along the road to Hermit's rest. Only shuttle buses and bicycles are allowed on this road. If you plan to go for sunset, be certain to check the shuttle schedule. The road is about 7 miles long, running from Canyon Village to Hermit's Rest. The young deer appeared just as described in the story. Luckily my camera was turned on, my settings appropriate for the view and the drive mode set on continuous shooting. Within that split second of the deer stepping out I was able to get off five shots. One of the five caught her looking as surprised to see me as I was to see her. This was definitely a matter of being in the right place at the right time--but also, as the story said, it was very important to have my camera READY for whatever surprises I might encounter. That is so important in wildlife photography. You MUST be READY for the shot. Once you see an animal and try to adjust everything, the moment is already over!
All images are captured in RAW format
Post processing with Capture One software
Location: GCNP - South Rim
Camera: Sony A6500
Lens: Sony E PZ 18-105
Mode: Aperture Priority
Shutter: 1/125 sec.
Ex Comp: 0.0
Tripod: Hand Held
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