Managed to get quite close, which was just as well as when I spotted the magnificant Red Deer, I had my 18-105mm rather than the 70-300 and took the choice that a capture with the wrog lense was better than a picture of his "butt" in much greater detail. His antlers are still shedding the velvet and you can see some of it falling off on the right hand side.
Made my day!
Red deer stag
Wildlife and nature
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