Friday, 24 October 2014

Fallow Bucks.


Unlike other deer species the coat colours of the Fallow Deer (Dama dama) can vary from very dark brown, sometimes almost black, through to pale chestnut and even white. I managed to take a peek at this mixed gathering in Bushy Park earlier this week.

The pale coloured but healthy looking dominant buck was very attentive amongst a large mixed herd. Unlike the Red Deer during the rut there were quite a few younger males resting or wandering around the periphery of this gathering but I didn't witness any serious clashes. The big buck just made his intentions clear and the others kept their distance. 


Have a wonderful wildlife watching weekend, wherever you are.  FAB.


21 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous photographs every one of them.

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  2. These are fantastic specimens!

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  3. I enjoyed viewing these tremendously!

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  4. Aboslutely stunning images Frank. You got some fantastic shot. That first one is my favorite. Carol

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  5. You've been taking wonderful shots of the deer recently.

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  6. Thanks John. These animals always provide some interesting photo opportunities at this time of year.

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  7. These are magnificent bucks you took. Love the coloring in them.

    Thanks for sharing. Taking time to sit and look.

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  8. Wow! Fantastic shots and beautiful deer!

    Happy Weekend to you
    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Wonderful photos, FAB! I like their many and varied colors and markings! The antlers look like a cross between a deer and a moose!

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  10. Beautiful animals! Interesting to see the colour variations. I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Wow, there really is quite a variation in the coats. I had never realised there was such a difference.

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  12. Wow, their colors are pretty. Awesome captures and beautiful deer. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  13. That first shot looks like a painting! They are beautiful deer!

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  14. The dappled coats, different shades of coats, and fantastic antlers make all the shots so interesting, and the golden grass really sets off the colors.

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  15. What an interesting variety of colors! Love your shots.

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  16. Wow. At first I thought the first photo had to be a composite shot. That's simply amazing.

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