Originally posted by Nikonian Ninja:
wow, cool shot. how did you stay still enough and quiet enough for a deer to get that close?
Actually, we were in a National Park (Yellowstone, I think.) It was at the end of the day and we were on the park road going back to our accomodations. It wasn't very crowded at all. I wasn't driving...just on the passenger side looking out the window (with my camera in my lap.) Suddenly, my sis - who was driving - just stopped and said, "Look!" She just stopped right in the road and I told her to turn of the engine (because I would be using my zoom, and because of the low light, I didn't want any vibration from the car.) I only had the time to take one quick shot...you can see the deer was just starting to move as I took this shot.
It was very cool and I'm glad you like the photo. Technically, it's not the best, but it's one of my favorites from the trip.