In 2014, I set out to get a number of specific images. Towards the end of the year, only two images remained; bald eagle and a big buck. Luckily, visiting my brother there is areas that are near that have both and for my luck I visited him for Thanksgiving.
I went out the first day and didn't even see a bird, I didn't see one animal for five hours. Next day, I found 4 doe and a small 4-point buck. It wasn't big enough to be able to scratch the image off of my list. On the way back in, up in a tree was an eagle which I got an image but I didn't scratch it off my list to get. There was no action, just it sitting in a tree looking cold.
Next day, I was headed back home. Before I hit the road, I decided to spend another hour looking around the woods. As I was driving, there was a spot that someone put bird seed out. I pulled my car over on the side of the road, about 10 yards from the seed pile, went to the rear of the car and kneeled down. I used the bumper as an elbow rest to hold my lens (using the tamron 150-600mm) and just snapping away. 10 minutes in the eight pointer walks in slowly, walking toward the seed pile. 15 yards away from me, unseen and still knees in the snow behind the car, I was firing my camera to capture this image.