Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Deer Watching and photographing in George Bush Park
Deer can be seen regularly in George Bush Park along the trail, even from top of the Dam -- whether on the Eastern side near the gate (running North-South), or on the North side which runs parallel with Katy Freeway. Taking pictures of them -- at least with amateur equipment -- is more of a challenge, for they are shy and will disappear back into the woods if you were to approach to reduce the distance (and focal length). Because they typically emerge only at dusk, i.e. in low-light conditions, shutter speed is an issue.
A point-and-shooter with superzoom will help, but the animals will often still come out blurred if they move when you press the release button, even when you use a tripod and there is no camera shake.