While photographing wildlife I find myself concentrating upon trying to capture the image when the animal is doing something interesting. This photograph is one of those moments.
For some time after shedding their velvet, bucks frequently feel the need to scratch their pedicils. Here a nice eight-point leisurely uses his rear hoof to relieve the itch. Soon he will be thrashing bushes with his new headgear; toning his muscle's while conditioning his reflexes for the rut that is still a few weeks away.