PDA

View Full Version : What's a buck worth



Greg_Nuspel
12-30-2009, 01:04 PM
I am always amazed at how shy the male deers are around here. I had a doe come up and rub noses with me this morning but the bucks hang back, so when I get a shot of them I realy love it. So here I managed a few quick shots:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4228231409_5eb1418b77_o.jpg

but he wasn't alone:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4228998624_37de5552da_o.jpg

and boys will be boys:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2680/4228232627_8d824a8676_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4228233209_147760c73b_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/4229000392_e166e2a173_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/4228234505_72b6f086ff_o.jpg

casil403
12-30-2009, 01:07 PM
WOW!!!! AWESOME!!
Did you get these at FCP?

Greg_Nuspel
12-30-2009, 01:10 PM
No I was down a Carburn park. It was -13c my hands were cold so I was shooting off my tripod and the legs wouldn't extend one set so I ended up getting too much grass in my view. These guys also move around a lot.

Michaelaw
12-30-2009, 01:14 PM
Really nice captures greg, love the color and clarity:highfive:

Bambi
12-30-2009, 01:25 PM
these are awesome Greg! :highfive:

Rinkdaddy
12-30-2009, 03:18 PM
I like the ones of them locking antlers the best. They are all so clear knowing that you have to get the shots off in a hurry.

kat
12-30-2009, 03:28 PM
Awesome job! Wonderful wonderful set!

AntZ
12-30-2009, 05:30 PM
Fabulous Greg. Lovely focus and soft background.

tomorrowstreasures
12-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Wonderful set!

hodaka
12-30-2009, 07:12 PM
Very nice! What lense were you using for the shots?

Mad Aussie
12-30-2009, 07:20 PM
What's a buck worth? A lot more than a dollar with shots like those Greg! Awesome job!!

Greg_Nuspel
12-30-2009, 07:22 PM
Thanks for all the complements, I was using my 80-200mm 2.8 for these. Every-time I tried to move they would stop and look at me. So I would kneel back down and they would go back at it. I didn't want them to think I was challenging them, I bet those horns would hurt.

The females are much friendlier. While I was sitting amongst 8 of them this morning one came up sniffing the air around me. So I sniffed back, to my surprise she came closer. Next thing you know she touched noses with me. So you could say I had a deer kiss.

hodaka
12-30-2009, 09:59 PM
Thanks! I'll be staying at my sister's in McKenzie Towne for a few days (heading up tomorrow), I'll have to check the park out - but my long lense is not nearly as fast (70-300 VR). It looks like you needed the 2.8 to get those guys without motion blur.

Iguanasan
12-30-2009, 11:26 PM
Sweet! Great shots. I always like looking at wildlife photos and you've done some very nice work here.

MoinMoin
12-31-2009, 10:52 AM
Wow - awesome shots! MA did well to nominate one!