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Evening white-tail buck


Posted by RLK on Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:01 pm

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This remarkable buck came out of the forest just as I was about to call it a day. He has one of the biggest, if not the biggest, racks I have seen on a white-tail.

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Canon 1DX2, 100-400mm IS II, ISO 1250, f 5.6, 1/400 sec, hand held
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by Buckmaster on Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:16 pm
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Yes, you called it right, Remarkable! Great photograph also!
 

by mlgray12 on Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:11 pm
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Great shot - great buck - but something is off here - This is a very unusual rack for a White-tailed deer - It has forks just like a Mule Deer. I have one shot of a big Mule deer that has a rack that is One spine with 4 spikes and not one fork - and it was definitely a Mule Deer by every other field mark - but here where I live we also have both so hybrids may be possible but that is way over my knowledge of deer
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by RLK on Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:23 am
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mlgray12 wrote:
Great shot - great buck - but something is off here - This is a very unusual rack for a White-tailed deer - It has forks just like a Mule Deer. I have one shot of a big Mule deer that has a rack that is One spine with 4 spikes and not one fork - and it was definitely a Mule Deer by every other field mark - but here where I live we also have both so hybrids may be possible but that is way over my knowledge of deer


In the past I have seen and photographed white-tails with forked tines. In particular, one a couple of years ago with forked t-2 and t-3 bilaterally. Everything else about that one as well as the one pictured here indicated white-tail. Nature is not perfect and it breaks the "rules" often. Keeps things interesting.
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by david fletcher on Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:59 pm
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RLK wrote:
mlgray12 wrote:
Great shot - great buck - but something is off here - This is a very unusual rack for a White-tailed deer - It has forks just like a Mule Deer. I have one shot of a big Mule deer that has a rack that is One spine with 4 spikes and not one fork - and it was definitely a Mule Deer by every other field mark - but here where I live we also have both so hybrids may be possible but that is way over my knowledge of deer


In the past I have seen and photographed white-tails with forked tines. In particular, one a couple of years ago with forked t-2 and t-3 bilaterally. Everything else about that one as well as the one pictured here indicated white-tail. Nature is not perfect and it breaks the "rules" often. Keeps things interesting.
Bob


I have better luck with their rear ends....for ID of course.   :)  seriously.    :)  .  fab shot
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by TerryWSmith on Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:01 pm
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Great buck without question- love the eye shine and that pose.

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by Ed Cordes on Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:52 pm
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Outstanding detail and wonderful expression on this deer's face.
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by Debapratim Saha on Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:32 am
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Wonderful image!!Congrats!
 

by Cindy Marple on Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:26 pm
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That is one big boy. Lovely portrait, good eye contact draws you right in.
 

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