Fallow Deer bucks fighting, New Forest, England

Fallow Deer bucks fighting

Image Ref: MA 49-457.

(Full frame from 35mm transparency)

Subject Info

The Fallow Deer is the commonest deer in Britain, where it was introduced by the Romans, and is common throughout much of Europe. It is widespread in the British Isles, where it favours mature deciduous or mixed woodlands and forests, as well as parkland areas. Seldom ventures far from woodland cover, especially during daytime, and usually seen in small groups.

Image Info

Photographed with a Nikon F4s camera and Nikkor 400mm lens, mounted on a Benbo tripod; taken at about 1/250th second at f3.5 on Fujichrome Provia 100 film at ISO 100 and processed normally; no filters used.

New Forest, Hampshire, England, February.

Notes: Photographed backlit by diffuse late afternoon sunlight about an hour before sunset

Comments: "Whitebuck appeared out of nearby forest, joined group of bucks, battled with this particular buck for about one (action-packed) minute, and then left!"

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