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Whitetail Deer at Twilight - Palouse WA

E·lu·sive | iˈlo͞osiv | adjective: difficult to find, catch, or achieve.

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is one adjective I would apply to deer.

Elusive not only for hunters but for photographers as well.


in the fast gathering darkness of evening twilight

in the Palouse at the foot of Kamiak Butte,

a Whitetail doe stops momentarily, turning her ears toward me

before she disappeared over the crest of a field

of ripe grass.

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This image was caught

when there was so little ambient light left in the sky

that I turned my ISO to 12,800 to capture

any image at all.

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Just an aside,

I happened to call the hotel in Colfax WA yesterday

while gathering documents to have our federal taxes prepared.

I needed a copy of my hotel bill from August

to claim my photography trip as a business expense for my fledgling business.

Chatting with the clerk at the front desk,

I discovered the hotel was nearly 100% booked for the month of June,

but I managed to snag a room for seven days.

June is the most popular time of year for photography workshops to be led in the Palouse,

due to the green and yellow fields of wheat and canola.

I have wanted to go to the Palouse for a long time

to photograph the canola fields in bloom, but

I have been prevented due to the length of the school year.

Thankfully, I am now retired and I can go.

The contrast

between the brilliant yellow of the canola fields

and the rich emerald green of the young wheat fields

is jaw dropping gorgeous!

Needless to say,

I booked my stay from the June 1 through the 7th.

Can’t wait…

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