Mactaquac Provincial Park is located approx 15 kilometres west of Fredericton New Brunswick along the Saint John River. I was driving on highway 105 along the edge of the park around 9 in the morning and spotted a deer standing by the side of the road. I quickly pulled over and grabbed my camera off the back seat of the car. I walked slowly towards the deer taking photos as I crept forward. She was very interested in what I was doing and stood still for at least two or three minutes. Then a noisy truck and trailer was coming down the road in the opposite direction. She hesitated a moment and then took off into the bush. She made my day!
These photos were taken with a Canon 70-300 mm lens. As discussed in other posts – when I pulled over to the side of the road I made sure to turn off the car and remove the keys from the ignition, so there would be no warning sounds of leaving the key in the ignition when I opened the door. One of the most important things is not scaring the wildlife before you even get your camera out!