Monday, November 09, 2009

Whitetail Fight

The Whitetail rut is in full swing now and bucks are easier than ever to see as they search for willing does. I photographed the following series this morning of a pair of young bucks engaged in a contest of strength and skill.










Upon reviewing my images I found that the fight had lasted ten minutes during which I had shot over 160 images. The incident ended with the larger buck slowly following the smaller as he relinquished the field.


9 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic captures.Thanks for sharing them.
Blessings,Ruth

Elaine said...

Beautiful shots! The closeup in the last point is outstanding.

Montanagirl said...

This is a great series! I've still not captured this type of action in a photo yet.

The Early Birder said...

Super series of images here Coy and throughout your recent posts covering the rutting season. Enjoyed it immensely. FAB.

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
These are fantastic captures! Wow, I've never seen that with my own eyes and I am so glad you shared that with us... 160 pictures in 10 minutes, well that's a record.. Did you all post-treated them? Are thye all good? ;-)

photowannabe said...

Stunning capture of the rut. You have captured the action perfectly.

Coy said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments.

Chris,
Action shooting comes at a price, most of the shots get the delete treatment because of usual action-shot problems; focus, unacceptable motion blur, poor comp as the subjects move etc. Of the original shots of this encounter there was less than a dozen that I felt were of good enough quality & unique enough to deserve processing. Thanks for asking.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful capture and photos, were either of them hurt.

HANNIBAL said...

I have only observed this behavior once, and it was in dense cover...How lucky are you to get some great closeups in an open field!