Buck, Afternoon Light in Late Fall by A.M. Ruttle

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The mule deer congregate in our area for the rut as we live on a sparsely populated butte. The afternoon light provides a rich frame to set off their stunning strength and beauty, and the fading fall colors provide a soft counterpoint. Canon 40D, 100-400 IS lens, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, f5.6, 1/250, focal length 400mm. Views 1,546 and Favorites 33 as of 2 January 2011, thanks to all who have dropped in!

This image is the cover for the calendar Wildlife Up Close And Personal.

This image featured in:
- Deer Me, February 2014
- Nature Photography Challenge, November, 2011
- Animals As They Should Be, August 2010
- Calendar Shop, June 2010
- World Wildlife Photography
- High Desert Life group, August 2009
- 300+ Go Long group, August 2009
Thank you so much!


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Wildlife, wild places, wild light… mountains, the ocean, the sky… ahhhhhhhl. Breathe deeply as you look into these images.

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  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 5 years ago

    I would favorite this TWICE … or maybe five or six times ……. SUPERB!!

  • Hi Arla, How nice to have you drop in… I was savoring/savouring your Quarry Truck just a minute ago, no kidding!!! Glad you like this handsome guy too; he was so calm as a I let him know I was there and slowly walked toward him; maybe he was exhausted from chasing does. A treat for me for sure.

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 5 years ago

    Just have to ask: Why is this NOT in Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals
    AND … Deer Me!! … AND … every other animal group on RB????

    This is the best muley shot I have seen in a while!

  • Hi Arla, you’re great to mention them; I’m still finding my way around the groups!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Mariann Rea
    Mariann Reaover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous picture, good clarity!

  • Thanks, Mariann!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • mc27
    mc27over 5 years ago

    … there is pure nature in this picture!!

  • Thanks, mc!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago


  • Thanks for your enthousiastic comment, lorilee!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    This is a fantastic catch. Watch out! Those Antlers are sharp at rutting season. :)) Instant fav for sure!!! Excellent detail and DOF!!

  • Thanks so much, Ginny, for your comments! The bucks are in velvet now… a lot less threatening!!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Donna Ridgway
    Donna Ridgwayover 5 years ago

    Marvelous shot! Yes, get him to the other groups! :)

  • HI Donna, thanks for dropping in and for your comment!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...about 5 years ago

    Okay, so why is this gorgeous specimen not entered into other groups? Well done. Awesome bokeh…:-)))

  • Hi whalegeek, thanks so much for dropping by and your great enthusiasm!!!!!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeabout 5 years ago

    Man this is one sweet capture!

  • Hi Rick, doing a happy dance at your comment!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyabout 5 years ago


    Your image above was featured in our new group;

    300+ Go Long!
  • Hi Ken, I’m am JAZZZZED!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!

    – A.M. Ruttle

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