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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:18 am 
Same thing on this side of the province Kpr very few deer this summer. I'm starting to see a few more now that the leaves are falling but nothing like other years.
2 from this morning, in the fog and shooting towards the sun. I thought I totally blew the shot. I looked on the screen after they left and realized I had cut off the tops of the spruce trees. I wanted them in the shot so I quickly took a few frames of the tree tops and stitched them in afterwards.


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Went out yesterday morning with the camera. It was our opening day deer season and was amazed that I got this picture. She was bedded within ten yards of the road with a little buck.

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And here is the buck that was bedded with her.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:14 pm 
Dete, those deer must know how far from the road hunters have to be to legally shoot lol.

Came across this guy during a walk in a city park. I tried to simulate a snort wheeze sound and he came right to me. The deer was too close for my setup really but I could have got some better shots if I took more time and put a little more thought into getting a good shot instead of just clicking away. I was getting a bit worried he was looking for a fight lol.

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Really disappointed I cut the antlers off in this one.
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I love deer pictures from this time of the year. Maybe because I have bowhunted since I was 14...some 35 years ago.

I take two weeks off every year to do an out of state bowhunt but this year I am only hunting with a camera. I plan on doing some road trips to Iowa and South Dakota and hopefully getting a few pictures of some mature bucks while they do the rut thing.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:57 pm 
I love seeing pictures of deer from the time of year as well. Mature bucks look very impressive in hard antler with their necks swelled up. It's really cool to see pics of rut behavior like working a scrape or licking branch too.

Iowa and South Dakota have some huge bucks! Good luck on your trip Dete.


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Well found my first mature buck tonight right out of town. They are a little spooky with season open at this time. Photo below is a 100% crop out of the picture I got of him.

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He's a cranker Dete!!
That fella in the ditch is an awesome shot too!

Clantz,great set!!

I took a "little" roadtrip myself to the Highlands in Cape Breton (3 days x 1700 kms total)
I was after moose,not just any moose but an albino bull!!
Didn't have any luck with him...yet...but made a few great contacts and now have eyes and ears to the ground where he lives/frequents.
I'm told that once the snow hits they will hang out in much smaller areas so that could make things a bit easier considering they are still in the rut,staying put is probably not an option.
I did see moose on all 3 days

Day 1...

The sun hadn't yet risen above the mntn,behind me.

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Busted!!
I was upwind but above him.
He moved and I had too also.
It took a bit of doing but I got downwind of him

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Took a while but he finally fed his way along,unfortunately the sun had crested the mntn.
We were on the water side of the road,just to give an idea of the "doing" I had to do to get more shots.

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Day 2...

I spotted this one and thought once the sun hit it it was gonna be worth thr trek to get to it.
Unfortunately the moose had been hit by a vehicle earlier in the morning.
It's jaw was broken and apparently more internal damage because it died about 20ft ahead of where it stands in the pic.
I didn't witness that as I was gone trying to contact DNR (Dept of Natural Resources) to come and end it's suffering.
Bit torn on my emotions on this as being there for taking pics and coming across the moose with the potenial pics it could have produced,
I feel bad for feeling disappointed I "missed out" if I did in fact "miss out"
Not sure if that makes sense to anyone else?
115mm with the 500mm,500mm isn't very pretty....

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Day 3...
Had a late start and decided to try a stalk on some where I had seen alot of sign the 1st day there in the snow.
Managed to get up on two laying down at the head of a small lake/swamp.
I spotted an ear first and took just one more step to get a better look.
One took off out of there and made absolutely no noise,the other stood...long enough.

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I knew from the sign there was a bull close by these two cows.
About 80 steps further he stood and was only about 15yds from me.
He didn't offer a postable shot and it was again that "one step" trying to get a better pic that convinced him to head out @ full speed but silently.
I can say he was the biggest bull I have ever had the pleasure of seeing and definately being that close to.
I can't believe how an animal with two horns the size of two sheets of plywood can get through woods that thick ...silently, let alone at all....

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awesome guys... kpr .. love the 2nd last one showing the scenery and the 2 bfore that... great shots

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Unfortunately the "scenery" one was the best encounter of the trip.
Light was spot on,the calm water was excellant,500mm was plenty enough lens for the distance,I had great cover and got in unnoticed.....but :(

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hope you have a close encounter with the albino kpr. The rutt is just starting up here now so Im out as much as I can be. Unfortunately my editing process is only at Sept so it may be a while til I post picks from now. Good news is it will give me stuff to post in the winter :D

Im also moving about 1.5 hrs out of town for the winter next week. its 80 acers and supposedly has a group of about 30 deer on it or roaming through it all the time. Should make for some great deer shots this winter... at least I hope so.

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Wow...go away for a bit,come back and everything is differant!
Nice new look Gordon ...two thumbs up!

Been a very good winter weather wise here but we are still low on deer/critter numbers,hopefully whats left will benefit enough to bring things back to right.
A few deer.....this passed weekend back to Jan....

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