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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 05-Feb-13 01:16 AM
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"Before And After WT DeerTestosterone Drop..."
Tue 05-Feb-13 01:21 AM by Lunastar

Mankato, US
          

These images are of an impressive 6 X 6 whitetail buck captured a week apart. I was floored this weekend when I spotted him sans antlers! Another photog pal of mine and I spent 3 hours looking for his freshly shed head gear( by following his big tracks and blood drops in the snow) but had to leave for previous engagements before we found them-aargh! However, I called a shed hunter buddy and zeroed him in on the spot I figured they would be. He located them 15 minutes after arriving in the woods!

BTW, His snout doesn't appear sharp in the second image due to his icy exhalations and it's a rather large crop from landscape to portrait to display the head detail.

Mark


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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009Tue 05-Feb-13 03:20 AM
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wow! I have never seen anything like that. nice catch

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 05-Feb-13 12:15 PM
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Thanks, Dave! This is the most pronounced bleeding I have seen after antler shedding. It was -9 degrees when I photographed him and the blood was frozen to his face.

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Tue 05-Feb-13 04:07 AM
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Very impressive and glad to see he survived hunting season!

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Brian_S Registered since 28th Jan 2011Tue 05-Feb-13 08:49 AM
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nice shots Mark, is it normal for them to bleed like that when losing their antlers? looks like not much snow down there

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 05-Feb-13 12:26 PM
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Brian, this deer bled a lot compared to other bucks I've photographed. In the first image the snow cover was light and the deer was bedded in a sun drenched spot on a leaf covered sandy river bank. I shot that image from a kayak as he was on an island.

In the second he had waded to another area about a 1/2 mile away after we had 10 inches of new snow. We now have an average winter snow pack.

Thanks for looking!

Mark


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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 05-Feb-13 12:20 PM
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Thanks, Steve! Yes he managed to stay out of harm's way so far. It's the poachers the deer are really susceptible to. You see, modern poachers now use very high powered and quiet air rifles to kill deer from their cars at night. We have had several killed that way the past year. Some are taken in summer for their velvet antlers.

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography. Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007Tue 05-Feb-13 05:41 PM
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Very nice Mark, great study photographs.

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Wed 06-Feb-13 12:13 AM
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Thanks, Richard!

Mark


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Very nice set of photos. Interesting story as well.

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Wed 06-Feb-13 11:43 AM
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Thank you, Victor!

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ehall Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012Thu 07-Feb-13 04:30 PM
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Hi Mark
This makes being a part of this group so great. I have never seen this before. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Thu 07-Feb-13 04:48 PM
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Thank you, Emory!

Mark


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