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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 25-Nov-12 03:38 PM
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"Mule Deer Bucks"


Denver, US
          

The deer rut has begun here. The first image shows a buck examining a doe in order to determine her readiness for mating. She must have been close because all of the bucks were hovering around her, as opposed to other does in the area. The second image shows a buck with an injury to the lip. He had a constant drool because of it. I suspect this was the result of a battle over mating rights. Both captured at the the Rocky Mtn Arsenal NWR, just outside of Denver.

D-300
600mm AF-s Lens
ISO 400

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Vaughn

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rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 25-Nov-12 11:43 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Nice shooting,Vaughn

Rick

  

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treadwl Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Sun 25-Nov-12 11:58 PM
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Sunrise, US
          

Love the colors and the mood created.

Good job, as always.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 26-Nov-12 12:34 PM
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#7. "RE: Mule Deer Bucks"
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Denver, US
          

Thank you very much Larry.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 26-Nov-12 12:32 PM
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Denver, US
          

Thank you Rick.


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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Mon 26-Nov-12 01:44 AM
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No. 2 is great, has a mystical touch.

Victor

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 26-Nov-12 12:35 PM
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Denver, US
          

Thank you Victor for looking and commenting.


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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 26-Nov-12 10:14 AM
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Plover, US
          

Very nice Vaughn!

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 26-Nov-12 12:35 PM
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Denver, US
          

Thank you Al.


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Watto Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2010Mon 26-Nov-12 11:39 AM
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Dongara, AU
          

Hey Vaughn nice photos , #2 is my pick . Shame the antlers are not all in. Yes a very moody photo as said before. Nice looking beast.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 26-Nov-12 12:37 PM
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Denver, US
          

I agree Glen, I kept backing up, but sometimes it seem that you just cannot get enough distance. Appreciate the look and the comment.


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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Mon 26-Nov-12 01:57 PM
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Mankato, US
          

Great bucks, Vaughn! Those big mulies are impressive!

Mark


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Brian_S Registered since 28th Jan 2011Tue 27-Nov-12 08:51 AM
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Thunder Bay, CA
          

great shots Vaughn, you sure have a knack for getting some impressive animals

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Nov-12 01:14 PM
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Denver, US
          

Thank you very much Brian. Greatly appreciate the kind words. Colorado is like a wildlife wonderland. There are a number of large mammals here that are quite accessible.

Thanks again,


Vaughn

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Nov-12 01:12 PM
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Denver, US
          

Thank you Mark for looking and commenting.


Vaughn

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