Friends looking at a print of his shot insist the deer look Photoshopped.
I wouldn’t know how to do that if you paid me, but, being a Serious Outdoor Photographer, I do carry a complete selection of large, stuffed, “Mammals of North America” which I can pose in action positions out in the wilderness. It gets tougher late in the season with the deer and elk, ‘cause I have to keep pasting bigger antlers on them. Hunting season can be stressful.
I’m still trying to perfect this method underwater - wait ‘til you see my “Marine Mammals of Hawaii” portfolio.
The deer at Tuolumne Meadow are as copius as gophers. After an hour of uninspired and unproductive landscape shooting, I gave up, dumped the tripod and decided to take pictures of deer. You can always tell a Serious Photographer by the way he throws his tripod down (much like a Serious Golfer throwing his clubs), strides directly at the wildlife, flash firing away in broad daylight.