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    Red Deer

    Took some pics at Studley Royal Deer Park this Saturday. The light was not great (heavily overcast) and I had to bump up the ISO at times but still a good day, got to see the deers in rut. The first stag and his harem I saw were nice and placid:



    Then I turned a corner and came to a red deer stag 10 yards from me, I backed off slightly as he gave me a not so friendly look:



    Which he let me know in no uncertain terms:





    If you haven't heard a red stag roar during the rut, I can tell you it certainly makes you take note and realise who is the boss. It sent a chill down my spine!

    I also saw plenty of hinds



    Saw a fallow deer get too close to a red stag



    The fallow deer were far more shy



    During the rut the stags often scrap their antlers into the ground, against branches and wallow in the mud:



    And sometimes they start to parallel walk, which can be a prelude to a fight.



    These two stags were parallel walking for c 10 minutes, roaring at each other, walking straight in front of a car, then the smaller of the two decided that discretion was the part of valour and left, which was a bit disappointing as I'd have loved to have seen it although from the deers' point of view it was probably for the best.

    Two other shots of the day that I like





    Anyone who lives close to a deer park then I'd def recommend going around this time of year, seeing (and hearing) the stags during the rut is amazing imo

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    Chortle

    High ISO with DSLRs is awesome, you did really well and they're great shots. The 1000+ ones have lost a bit of colour/contrast which is completely expected and they still look nice, but you could probably get away with boosting the saturation and contrast to compensate.

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    Re: Red Deer

    Nice pics! Now if someone can get some nice pics of some Scottish Moose:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7346733.stm

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    YorkieBen, G is a nice lens isn't it

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    Now if someone can get some nice pics of some Scottish Moose:


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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    YorkieBen, G is a nice lens isn't it
    I wish I could afford the 70-300mm G myself - looks like I have to stick with my Minolta 100-300mm APO and Sigma 135-400mm.Sigh!


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    The magnificent Moose aka the dumber cousin of the Deer(although that is not saying much):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose

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    Re: Red Deer

    ah but you must know that in Scots vernacular "mouse" is pronounced "moose" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    ah but you must know that in Scots vernacular "mouse" is pronounced "moose" ?
    But how do they pronounce "Moose" then?? Imagine if they used Mouse Traps instead of Moose Traps!!

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    Re: Red Deer

    Nice pictures. I've been hunting a few times this month, wish I'd seen one of those!

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    Re: Red Deer

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Nice pics! Now if someone can get some nice pics of some Scottish Moose:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7346733.stm
    I can't get you any photos but how about a nice loin steak or boneless haunch?

    (Second price list down "Elk", the european name for moose)
    http://www.bisonfarm.co.uk/info.htm

    That place is in Wiltshire not too far from me, some friends got some nice bison from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zadock View Post
    I can't get you any photos but how about a nice loin steak or boneless haunch?

    (Second price list down "Elk", the european name for moose)
    http://www.bisonfarm.co.uk/info.htm

    That place is in Wiltshire not too far from me, some friends got some nice bison from there.
    At some point I may need to try some Moose/Elk although it is not cheap. It better be Moose-elicious!!

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    Re: Red Deer

    Elk here is very close to red deer. I've had it and it's very, very tasty. I thought about getting a tag but given my lack of success with deer (black-tail) I'm not going to spend the money. A friend of mine has one, so I'll try to steal a backstrap from him if he has any luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    But how do they pronounce "Moose" then?? Imagine if they used Mouse Traps instead of Moose Traps!!
    the same way (tbh I don't think that there have been any native Moose in Scotland for thousands of years & they probably weren't called that when there were).

    it's the size of the hole in the skirting board that worries me ...

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