Bedded White-tailed Buck

     
  Bedded White-tailed Buck  
     
I had been following this 7 (or 8?) point white-tailed buck for over an hour when it bedded down. The deer became more and more tolerant of my presence and I was able to work in close enough to get a clear shot.
 
While my preference is for the look that longer focal length lenses give me for wildlife photos, I would not have been able to get a clear shot with these longer lenses. There was simply too much brush for use of the longer lenses here. That the 200-400 L offered me best-available image quality in a range of focal lengths was very important on this trip.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
362mm  f/5.6  1/125s  ISO 250  3840 x 5760px
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