Mactaquac Provincial Park – deer

DeerMactaquac 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 IMG_2521grabbed 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 IMG_2524direction.  She hesitated a moment and then took off into the bush.  She made my day!

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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!

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