May 28, 2013

Whitetail Deer, Arkansas

Photograph by Jeff Rose, Your Shot

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I happened upon this beautiful whitetail doe while hiking along the Centerpoint Trail near Ponca, Arkansas. She was standing along the rocky path, poised in the sunlight that was bursting through the trees above. I readied my camera and tripod as quickly and quietly as possible and was lucky enough to capture the magic moment before she continued down the trail, eventually crossing into the forest.

It's interesting to note that in the 1920s the deer population in Arkansas had diminished to only around 200, but thanks to conservation efforts by the state the population is now estimated to be about a million, making a meeting like this more possible. —Jeff Rose

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30 comments
Shannon T
Shannon T

Breathtaking. Well done Jeff.

Ashraf Abolnour
Ashraf Abolnour

Beautiful shot,the whitetail Deer ,the sun light rays,the whole view is nice.

Jill Dunphy-Hanns
Jill Dunphy-Hanns

This is gorgeous - it would make a beautiful greeting card. I love it!!

Susan King
Susan King

It is actually a white-tailed deer, not whitetail deer...just in case you try to publish it or something, you should use the proper name. Unbelievable shot, well done!

Lagrace Nua
Lagrace Nua

I too (along with the deer) can feel the warmth of sun right through this piece thank you and congratulations.

Xava Paredes
Xava Paredes

Good shot . The paradise. A same image there is in film "Platoon" when the sergeant  Barne survived. All the people waiting for your death.

Rok Dolnicar
Rok Dolnicar

Fantastic capture, great mood and beautiful nature. Perfect. Like it a lot. Have to learn to photograph this way .. my wish ... all my best to you from Slovenia, Rok Dolnicar - http://rok-dolnicar.blogspot.com/

pala lechat
pala lechat

I can smell the warmth of the sun on the leaves and branches looking at that photo. Transcendent!

Deone Higgs
Deone Higgs

This is quite the powerful shot, Jeff! Great share! 

orange Doctor
orange Doctor

great shot thx Jeff.great story too.i am happy that we have 1 million of those beautiful deer  now

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