Wordy Wednesday #151 “Wildlife in Your Own Backyard”

bambiI am hardly a wildlife photographer but sometimes they just walk into your own backyard , as was the case with this young mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) photographed, literally, in my backyard.

Several times a day individual and groups of mule deer stroll leisurely across Daisy Hill on their way to find nourishment, usually my landscaping. I started photographing this critter from the sidewalk in front of my house at 150mm, slowly walking toward her until I made this shot and a few more until she jumped the fence. Exposure with Olympus OM-D EM-10 and Tamron’s 14-150mm Di III (at 150mm or 300mm equivalent) with an exposure of s1/320 sec at f/6.3 and ISO 400.

A zoom range of 14-150mm may not seem like a big deal until you realize that on the Micro Four-thirds format it produces an angle-of-view of a 28-300mm lens that weighs less than ten ounces and is 3.3-inches long. By comparison to my Canon EOS system an EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens weighs 3.67 pounds and is 7.2-inches long and costs $2549.

Author: Joe Farace

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