As I woke this morning and peeked out the window, there was a heavy blanket of fog filling the air. I am not sure whether it was my imagination or my wishful thinking that got me out of bed with the vision of sun-breaks and golden morning light on the refuge, but needless to say, I grabbed the camera and headed out for a morning shoot at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.
In all of the hundred and some visits I have made to the refuge over the years, I have never seen a deer. This morning I had the pleasure of photography a family of three Black-tailed Deer feeding in a grassy field. They paid me little attention as I attempted to line up a nice shot.
Wildlife Refuges are great places to view wildlife in a protected setting. They are often times a notch tamer than animals in a truly wild place, as they are somewhat accustomed to seeing people on a regular basis. For photography purposes this is a blessing, as it allows the photographer slightly better odds of taking home some keepers. 🙂