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    Non-typical Buck

    A deer's antlers are classified as being non-typical when they are unsymmetrical and irregular in shape.
    My 1st ever. I have hiked the woods for over 40 years and I have never seen one of these.
    This deer was grazing in small field in the middle of my neighborhood.
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    Non-typical Buck
    Canon 300mm@f/9 ISO 400 1/60"

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    Jim,

    I like the first shot, a good capture. Maybe using a large aperture to reduce DOF is a good idea so that the background is blurred and the subject stands out a bit more.

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    I've never saw a buck like that in my life, that looks wild (no pun intended), something to send to field&stream. Inbred Buck.

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    Awesome shot jim. That is one wild looking buck. Never seen anything like it.

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    Hi Jim,

    Nice pics under difiicult circumstances - as ever with (really) wildlife.

    Am I correct in thinking these will be shed this year and a new set grown next?
    Is it a random thing, or will the new set;
    - definitely,
    - may be, or
    - unlikely to be
    asymetric/unsymmetrical (on this animal)?

    We can tell you were transfixed by them - in shot #1, you focused on them and not the eyes



    (which is probably vaild - just a bit of a leg pull)

    Cheers,

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    Thanks for the comments.I would have liked a shot without the BG clutter,just wasn't possible.He was there and gone pretty fast.
    Dave,I was really excited and had a couple missed focus shots before these.I had IS off at the start and also didn't realize I was at f/9.I was at the limit on shutter speed for me to handhold with decent results.Not the steadiest hands here
    Non-typical antlers can be the result of injury,tumors or it can be genetic.If genetics are involved the new antlers will grow non-typically.If it's a result of an injury the new growth will probably be normal(typical).

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    Excellent shot Jim.

    I hope the other bucks aren't making fun of him.

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    Hi Jim,

    Just wondering - where do you go to get all of these fantastic wildlife shots?

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    Thanks,Colin.He'd probably poke 'em in the eye with that tine with the downward angle
    Most likely wouldn't see it coming.Like a sucker punch.

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    Re: Non-typical Buck

    Hi Kent,

    Some of the shots are in the woods behind my house.I also have a friend with a 100 acre farm where I do the majority of my wildlife stuff.My brother suggested a local cemetary that I just drove through yesterday.The place looks like a nature reserve!Deer,geese,squirrels,groundhogs and a peregrine falcon is nesting there.Going back when the weather breaks to see if I can hunt it up.

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