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his handsome mule deer buck appears to be having a good laugh – perhaps at the expense of the photographer? 😉 Taken November 28, 2014 at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
Beautiful early morning lighting and golden grasses made for a pleasing scene a couple weeks ago when I took this image of a young deer buck.
It might appear that this buck is talking back to me but he is actually doing what is called the ‘flehmen response.’ A lot of mammals actually do this when they smell something interesting – think of it as them taking a deep whiff of something. I guess perhaps I was particularly stinky that day? 😉
This deer buck appeared to be having a good laugh yesterday afternoon at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. He was hanging out with three of his ladies and keeping close watch on them. The rut is in full swing and the bucks are ensuring no interlopers steal away the attention of the females.
Somehow I suspect the sign doesn’t apply to buck. 😉
This whitetail deer doe was quite curious about the guy taking her picture. She looked beautiful in the freshly fallen snow just outside of Denver, Colorado.
First images from my new Tamron SP 150-600 mm taken this afternoon. Conditions weren’t very good with overcast skies and it being mid-afternoon but it was good to finally use the new glass. All in all I am very impressed and happy with the results. Looking forward to playing with it more. I shot shutter priority for them all in order to keep the speed up. All images were hand-held – a real trick with this big thing.
A mule deer doe seems to be a bit upset with my chosen camera angle for this shot. 😉 Taken this past Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado, this lady and two of her friends were hanging out with a nearby buck. It was a cold but sunny morning and the deer were quite active allowing for plenty of photo opportunities. If you are ever in the Denver area, the Arsenal is a ‘must see’ attraction with abundant wildlife, much of which you can see without ever leaving your vehicle.
A very cold morning here in the Denver area (15° F or so) and light snow. The deer out at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal were out and about and relatively active despite the cold weather. This buck and a doe were taking it easy and bedded down in some tall grass – keeping a close eye on me though. 😉 He might have escaped unseen were it not for those big antlers stick up!