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By MossyOak  
A Red Deer Stag performing Flehman, where he sniffs the air for the scent of females ready to mate.
Many thanks to all who left CC's on yesterdays upload with the breath and to Justin C for the great advice on getting lower. Wish I had now, but always difficult incase you have to move quickly for a hasty retreat. But good advice to take out in the field next time.

Tags: Stag Bushy park Red deer Rut Wildlife and nature Flehman

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28 Oct 2012 12:37PM
Great image.

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28 Oct 2012 12:38PM
A noble beast - is he smiling?!!! Grin

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Oct 2012 12:38PM
Rather like horses do, Richard Smile Carol
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
28 Oct 2012 2:14PM
A good behavioural image.
28 Oct 2012 3:07PM
on the money again Richard superb
Well captured.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Oct 2012 3:31PM
Another super image Richard. Can,t get enough of these magnificent beasts..
lovely shot like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 5:26PM
Great photo and explanation Richard, very crisp
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 8:16PM
Makes me want to visit again - splendid shot
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
28 Oct 2012 10:38PM
Superbly detailed image illustrating natural behaviour, Richard. Lovely light and clarity and razor sharp.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Oct 2012 8:35PM

Quote:Superbly detailed image illustrating natural behaviour, Richard. Lovely light and clarity and razor sharp.

Summed up so succinctly by Sylvia, I like the fact that this one is so different from the usual stag shots uploaded on here

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