- bobair (44)
- [2009-02-09 19:32]
this is a most interesting photo of the now antlerless buck with the red area showing up well.I do not think that when they lose their antlers it hurts them in any way and not having the added weight might even make them a little happier especially when running through trees and bushes.The light in his eye is warm and very well captured and overall the exposure looks wonderful with ,much in the way of details.A fine capture of this buck and thank you for giving us this view.It's too bad about not getting near enough to get good photos of those savaging the mule deer carcass,I have seen just that very thing myself and it is fun to see the way all the animals interact while trying to get something to eat. Bob
- MartinL (0)
- [2009-02-09 20:46]
OUCH is correct but I guess those guys have to live with it year after year. Too bad you couldn't get too close to the Eagles. Did you try parking your car 'close' by and using it as a blind? I found that this works on some occasions... Anyways... TFS.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-02-09 21:20]
Sounds like you had a great day even if the you couldn't get close enough to the action. This is an interesting shot - I know I have never seen a buck who just lost his antlers. For some reason I never thought that would cause bleeding - or I guess I never thought about it. Good details and nice natural colors. I love his eye!!
- demeve (6165)
- [2009-02-09 21:22]
This is a very nice portrait, indeed looks painful but I guess
it will grow back... Well done
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-02-09 23:17]
Very nice capture of this lovely Whitetail buck .Beautiful colours with nice Bg , very good composition TFS well done.
Best regards Siggi
- zetu (16941)
- [2009-02-10 0:46]
Nice portrait, good details and natural colors.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-02-10 6:42]
as you say aoutch, but they could be accustomed to those things,
beautiful portrait photography of this lovely wild animal,
shot with fine POV and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2009-02-10 7:13]
I have seen so many Bucks without antlers too during this days,and stay like this during summer time. Some times i found the antler in grond. Little rats eat them.
Lovely photo my friend
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2009-02-10 8:17]
You sure do take advantage of your treks and sometimes even during work! Very nice Rick..You are full of nice images..
- NinaM (4077)
- [2009-02-10 10:17]
You and Lucy sure know how to go into wildlife and you bring us so many wonderful pictures, I have learned so much from you, Rick. The most important one is, I think, not be scared in the forest of the animals. You and bobair get so close, it helped me and most people say I am adventurous to go out alone in the forest whereas I now know that there is more danger from human beings than in the forest ;-) this is a particular picture, here, showing the blood from the antlers, I didn't even know they were loosing them. Do they suffer? How are we to know??? I hope not and thank you again for this nice post,