I finally found some time to meet up with some POTN friends to try and capture some photgraphs of the Red and Fallow deer rutting on Richmond Park.
a 7:30 (ish) start was the plan, and it was wise.
Whilst there wasn't loads of activity, I was fortunate to capture a few shots...
Initially we found a large herd of Red deer and slowly moved in around them and a 1.4 extender on the 400mm lens enabled some pics of mild nudging rather then rutting...
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This guy was clearly the 'Red Leader' and the colouring on his antlers suggested he has not had to fight much.
As the red deer moved on we closed in to a herd of Fallow Deer, and after just a short wait the sound of clashing antlers was heard, and I ran around to see two large Stags in full fight!
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C&C as ever very welcome.