|Mature Gobbler Struts: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 600mm F4.0-ISO 200-1/250 sec.-F 5.0|
|Mature Gobbler Struts: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 600mm F4.0-ISO 400-1/000 sec.-F 5.0|
|Eastern Towhee: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 100-400mm IS L II@400mm -ISO 800-1/700 sec.-F 5.6|
The whitetail bucks are growing the new racks and it is always exciting to encounter a mature buck.
|Antlers Developing : Canon 5D MK III-Canon 100-400mm IS L II&300mm -ISO 400-1/250 sec.-F 8.0|
Antler growth is very slow through March and early April--at least in this area, but it accelerates greatly during May and within two weeks many of the mature bucks will have developed the beginnings of points.
|Buck In Velvet: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 600mm F4.0-ISO 400-1/640 sec.-F 5.0|
This is the third year this buck has grown antlers. Last year he had a thin-narrow 8-point rack. It will be interesting to see what he grows this year, but I can predict that the rack will be relatively narrow, although he should gain a lot of mass and perhaps grow more points.
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.