Velveted Coues Deer
Coues deer (pronounced cows) is a subspecies of Whitetail deer whose range is South Eastern Arizona. This capture of a young Coues with velvet on his antlers was made near Tucson. I like it because of the completely out of focus boulder at the bottom of the frame, a seemingly surreal delineation point between the animal kingdom and the screwed up world of humans. The vibe of the deer is calm. He’s perfectly content…as long as I stay on my side…and don’t screw up his world.
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Nikon N90S SLR, Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, Nikon SB-24 Speedlight, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, exposure not recorded, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.