Mule Deer buck on Antelope Island

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Mule Deer buck

Mule Deer buck – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, natural light

Two days ago while looking for birds to photograph on Antelope Island State Park this Mule Deer buck came into view. Their velvet is gone from their antlers and rut will soon be in full swing. Last year every time I saw two bucks fighting they were too far away to get presentable images, maybe this year the action will happen a little closer.

Muley on a rocky hillsideMuley on a rocky hillside – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, natural light

There are many older bucks on the island with larger racks but I think this Muley is quite regal looking and this buck won’t stop here.

Mia

8 Comments

  1. M. Firpi October 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Great framing and backgrounds on both of these!

    • Mia McPherson October 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Thanks Maria, I was very happy with the setting.

  2. Julie G. October 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    He certainly is a handsome buck! Great captures, Mia!

  3. Merrill Ann Gonzales October 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    He surely is a handsome fellow. Here’s hoping you “bag” a few this fall.

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Merrill, your “bag” pun made me laugh, yes; I hope I bag a few this fall. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Bob Bushell October 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Nice one Mia, I love to see them.

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Bob, I am always happy to see Mule Deer, they are lovely animals.

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