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Posted by david fletcher on Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:46 pm

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This poor fella had been in some serious fights and was on his own, away from the herd recuperating.  (polite for I think I came second).  

Taken last week.  first signs of frost here, but he was basking in the sunny side of a valley.  Had some cover so got close before I got clocked.  Looked at me for a bit and then went back to grazing. 

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by Carol Clarke on Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:16 pm
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Good composition and nice look back pose from the dejected buck, Dave. I'm sure there will be many more with wounded pride - and much worse, when the rut is completely over for the year.

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by Ron Day on Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:38 pm
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Great look-back pose and the composition is perfect for my tastes, Dave. Although he came in second, he is a handsome stag with a very good-looking rack. Excellent work. :)
 

by Kim on Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:33 am
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Deer are rampart here in Australia and are quite destructive in our native forests. They look much more at home in your environment. I like the look back pose and the lovely set of antlers.
 

by Ed Cordes on Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:53 am
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Great light David. I also like the story behind the image. Getting both eyes in the picture is a huge plus.
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by John Spreitzer on Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:38 am
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Nice light and pose. That buck really does look like he’s taken a beating or two.
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by david fletcher on Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:37 am
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Thanks all for your time and thoughts
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:28 am
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Poor fella- it's a rough life out there, I guess. I like the look back and the light- hope he recovers. Here it is deer hunting season, so I am seeing quite a different sort of view. We are a bit over run with deer too , so it is for the best.
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by david fletcher on Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:47 pm
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Thanks all for your thoughts. You're right Cindy. Whilst I get excited to see them, a chap I talked to in Carrbridge, Scotland, saw the Roe deer there as pests. Likewise, some hunters see them as essential stock for their larders... Room for all views...
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