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In the Herd


Posted by david fletcher on Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:58 pm

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Thought to add the Hinds with this early morning image.  All very civilised.  (I'm noted by the Stag, but agreed between us to not intrude on their zone, hence the ladies taking no notice).  There might be other reasons for that, which may crush my ego....Lol.  14 seconds later he's also looking away at other distractions.

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by owlseye on Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:44 pm
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David,
This is another great portrait of a lovely species...
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by Ron Day on Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm
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Great eye contact with the stag, and I like the inclusion of the hinds, because it shows he is master of the herd. (With elk, the females are called the "harem" of the bull. I get that same feeling off possession here.) You are to be commended on your camouflage skills to get this close and for getting such a natural appearing image. Excellent work, Dave. Another wonderful addition to the series.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:00 pm
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Great eye contact with the stag, and I like the inclusion of the hinds, because it shows he is master of the herd. (With elk, the females are called the "harem" of the bull. I get that same feeling off possession here.) You are to be commended on your camouflage skills to get this close and for getting such a natural appearing image. Excellent work, Dave. Another wonderful addition to the series.



Its the same over here, Ron - the females (hinds) are the harem of the dominant stag after he has fought off the challenges of any stags who wish to take his place, for this season anyway. 

A really good collection of images, Dave.  Very enjoyable to view!  :) 

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by david fletcher on Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:40 am
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Thanks all for your thoughts and time.
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by Mako_Elite on Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:16 pm
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Lovely details when clicked on...nicely framed as usual.

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by Arindam Bhattacharya on Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:34 am
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wonderful portrait and great eye contact.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:01 pm
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Isn't he magnificent! You've really caught his strong (I assume) character with that intent look. Beautifully done, as usual. :)
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by david fletcher on Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:28 pm
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thanks all. Cindy, I must take up your good advice. Appreciate your time and thoughts and my "old deers", love them as I do, are something I should delve into and share. (been looking at them since I was old enough to walk in the woods unattended ).
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by Dan Kearl on Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:02 pm
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These are excellent portraits of this species. Nice light and colors.
 

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