A bit too close for comfort, I was kneeling under a tree photographing him and his harem of hinds when unknown to me, one of the hinds wandered past me to my right, the stag came closer and closer and I didn't know whether to stay put or run lol.
I had to zoom right back for this shot and took a few more as he came closer still, then I decided to grab my tripod and walk quickly away towards my friend Paul Rosser who had a longer lens than me and so was further back, I shouted to him,"is it coming, is it coming"? as I had my back to the stag, but luckily he turned and went after the straying hind instead.
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