Just a few fellows hanging out ... by jamibann

Just a few fellows hanging out ...

At the end of our walk on Wednesday we came through the Morrone Birkwoods. In winter we often see stags hanging out there, and so I made hubby walk a fair bit behind me, so that if I did come across them they wouldn't get spooked. Got lucky. There they were in all their glory. I didn't have the zoom lens with me - too heavy and impractical to carry on a long hike - but my trusty 18-135 mm lens did a reasonable job. You don't see them all in this image, but as they ran off we counted about 18 of them. If you look closely you can see various antlers sticking out from the heather. A bit clearer on black.
Oh how wonderful this is. You’re so lucky.
January 9th, 2021  
They are so gorgeous, fav.
January 9th, 2021  
Quelle merveille ! Fav
January 9th, 2021  
Yes, you can see them in the distance there, running away! Fantastic shot, what majestic creatures. Wonderful heartlifting sight on your walk.

PS did you see my Paris picture a couple of days ago? I thought of you when I posted it! Probably glad you are in such beautiful surroundings now in the midst of this crisis and not still there, but I know how much you love the city.
January 9th, 2021  
Gorgeous colours!
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful shot Issi
January 9th, 2021  
Your tactics paid off!
January 9th, 2021  
I guess they are having a stag party.
January 9th, 2021  
Bep
Gorgeous capture!
January 9th, 2021  
Great capture
January 9th, 2021  
very nice shot
January 9th, 2021  
@onewing Ah, you clever girl. I missed that caption!
January 9th, 2021  
Wow, what a sight.
January 9th, 2021  
What a great scene!
January 9th, 2021  
How beautiful. Big fav
January 9th, 2021  
Crikey that is a scene to come across....deer man shed! Magnificent antlers they have on them.....wonderful scene & you thought ahead beautifully! Fave.
January 9th, 2021  
Fav. Beautiful capture
January 9th, 2021  
what a find
January 9th, 2021  
I didn't know so many stags would hang out together. Maybe they only fight in mating season.
January 9th, 2021  
Fabulous and I love the sky behind
January 9th, 2021  
Fabulous scene and shot.
January 9th, 2021  
wow, what a find
January 9th, 2021  
Awesome shot- so many handsome men! Where are the ladies?
January 9th, 2021  
What a fantastic sight and how lucky you were to come across them. Fav!
January 9th, 2021  
Feels really regal--Amazing
January 10th, 2021  
How amazing to see these animals.
January 10th, 2021  
@olivetreeann The ladies seem to hang out independently. Never saw any on this particular walk. However when walking yesterday we saw a group of stags on the top of the hill and a group of ladies down below. Definitely very separate groupings - at least at this time of year.
January 10th, 2021  
how wonderful is this capture...
January 10th, 2021  
What a sight to see. Wonderfully captured.
January 10th, 2021  
Wow Issi! That’s sensational! What a spectacular sight!
January 11th, 2021  
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