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Whitetail - Cades Cove - Thanksgiving '12

 
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Feb 12, 2013 13:36 |  #1

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Taken with my older t2i and canon 28-135.

Closest I've ever been to a deer in the Cove.. I walked across the field and was within 10 foot of him.


Just bought a 60D and 70-200 so I'm really looking forward to our spring trip back to the cove.

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Feb 12, 2013 14:01 |  #2

Nice shot. I like the BG which shows off the horns




  
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Feb 13, 2013 23:58 |  #3

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Yes, it was a good move to line things up so that you put the buck's antlers against a darker background.

I wish you the best when you head back in the spring - should be a lot of opportunities with bears then! And maybe even some gobbling action with the turkeys!


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Feb 14, 2013 08:59 |  #4

In the 30 years I've been visiting the Cove I've yet to see a bear either.. I have so many turkey pictures though from there I could make a book on them lol


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Feb 14, 2013 09:18 |  #5

eplingphoto wrote in post #15609154 (external link)
In the 30 years I've been visiting the Cove I've yet to see a bear either.. I have so many turkey pictures though from there I could make a book on them lol

That's surprising. I was there for 21 days in the fall of 2010, and saw bears on 12 of the days. Different bears in different places. But I will add that I did not see any of the bears from the road; all were found while hiking in the woods back away from the roads.

If you go in the spring and try to find bears, I'm sure you'll be able to find some - April, May, and June are the times when they are most easily found in the Cove. That's just a few months away - good luck!


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Feb 14, 2013 21:17 |  #6

Nice shot of that buck for sure!!

Wife and I have made the trip twice in the last few months to Cades Cove. Third week of October and again 2 weeks ago. In October we saw several bears, but more people than you could shake a stick at. Actually saw a man yank a young boy of about 6 out of his car(Boy was in footy pajamas) and leaving his car blocking the road carry the boy out into the field within about 25 yards of a nice sized bear. He finally succumbed to the people yelling and screaming at him and got back in the car. It is amazing at how bears turn people into absolute fools.

2 weeks ago was much nicer, less people and even though some of the nicer bucks had already shed some antlers, I did get some of my best shots, and did hear some turkeys gobbling, and shot some strutting.


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Feb 14, 2013 21:19 |  #7

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