Monday, November 14, 2011
SNP Whitetail Rut 2011...
Last week I spent Sunday afternoon through Thursday morning in Shenandoah National Park photographing the whitetail rut. Like photographing the Elk rut in Pa. I find that I enjoy the company of the great people just as much as I do the wildlife experience. Most of the gang was there like Willard, Coy, Henry, Carl and their wives, Billy, Jim and others that I have met in recent years including new friends that were made.
This year may have been my best year yet photographing the whitetails during the rut. I photographed many bucks from big to small, numerous sparring matches, tree rubs, breeding, blue birds, red shoulder hawks and my best silhouette yet.
I feel I didn't start with any of my better photos but this was one encounter I had with this buck mid day. This nice 5 by 5 had this one doe to look over and he did a fine job of it. I think I photographed him in August when he was in velvet I just need to look over the files to see. Between this trip and numerous others I have plenty to post, now if I can just get myself to set here and do it.
Once again I want to thank all the great people I spent time with for helping to make these trips so much more enjoyable.