Blacktail Buck at Sundown
I was out at Point Reyes recently. Thistle and other vegetation that I’ll call “weeds” are growing tall, making it harder to spot bobcats. I only saw one and he wasn’t having any of me. I shot some video of a coyote who was in a field that had just been mowed to get rid of thistle and other weeds (not silage mowing), but the midday sun was harsh. As the day was nearing its end I decided to go to the elk enclosure at Pierce Point. I was there a bit photographing cow elk and yearlings in nice light. After a while the light was fading and I decided to head home. Shortly after leaving the elk enclosure I saw this blacktail buck. He was bleeding a bit on the upper inside of his left foreleg. I don’t know what that was from.
The sun was disappearing fast when I took this photo and I had to shoot at a much higher ISO than I like, but when I have a nice subject I just keep shooting and worry about the noise in the image later.