30 March 2011

Red stag

Both stags are roaring now, yet, surprisingly, they seem to have a gentleman's agreement over the hinds: I haven't seen them fighting, at least not seriously. Nevertheless, at this time of year, when they're suffering from acute testosterone poisoning, they can be very dangerous, even if they'll eat out of your hand during the rest of the year. Needless to say, I photographed this one through the fence.

[27 March 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 300 mm, ISO 400, 1/500 at f5.6] 

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Zhoen said...

Whoah, yeah, now I would not mess with him.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, too right. I've been keeping an eye on him the last few days, and his hormones are really hurting him. Glad the fence is in good nick.