The Archer and the Mule Deer
If you expand the photo, and look up to where the sky meets the ridge, then follow the ridge down a ways, you'll see what is holding my interest.
A few minutes earlier this mule deer doe passed within 15 yards of my location, and I quickly set up my pocket camera, capturing this image of the mule deer, who is now about 30 yards away from me in this photo.
She appears further away due to the fact my pocket camera has a fixed 28mm lens, a moderate wide angle lens that will make objects (or deer) appear further away than they actually are.
If you've noticed the string silencers (strips of beaver fur wrapped around the string) positioned at either end of the bow string on my long bow, they silence any noise coming off of the string (twang) upon release, aiding in preventing the deer from being spooked by the noise, and moving out of the way of the arrow before it reaches the target, the mule deer in this case.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....