The Rut ~ by Ginny York

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These are the 2 bucks that have been coming into my yard since the Spring. (2013) This was taken at night without much light at all….so I played around with it in the photo shop. First with the contrast so I could make them visible. :)) Then with the saturation and noise. I got quite a few shots of them duking it out, but in this shot, they are meaning business. Not the most clear shot in the world, but I liked the power in it. It’s too bad the sound of the antlers crashing into each other can’t be heard here.
Taken in my yard in Amherst, Virginia, USA with a Canon Powershot SX170 IS on a 16 x’s zoom and cropped in some.

Dedicated to the Buck who gets his Doe.



  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

    Wow, I don’t think I will ever see this in my yard, how cool!

  • I have only seen it once before years ago. Two bucks who used to come. They meant way more business than these two. I got some images…but they were way to blurry for the action going on. Thanks so much!!

    – Ginny York

  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much Viv! Happy to share!

    – Ginny York

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Ginny York

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Thank you for adding this lovely work to IWP! Gena

  • Thanks for adding this to your favs Gena! Happy to share in the group. :))

    – Ginny York

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much for the feature Pops!

    – Ginny York

  • – Ginny York

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture, Ginny,,,, nature at its best!

  • :)) Thanks Dorothy! It can get pretty wild sometimes. These two didn’t get too wild, but they were meaning it for a little while there. Thanks for adding these two to your favs. :))

    – Ginny York

  • v-something
    v-somethingabout 1 year ago

    You can really feel the power in this shot – great capture!

  • Thanks V! That’s what I was going for. They were meaning business for a little bit there. Not for too long though. You should have heard the crashing noises!

    – Ginny York

  • Cliffyj
    Cliffyjabout 1 year ago

    Super image

  • Thanks so much Cliffy! They were getting into it here.

    – Ginny York

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorabout 1 year ago

    Can almost hear the sound of the racks clashing!

  • It was pretty loud Laurie….I should have had you on the phone. :)) Thanks so much!

    – Ginny York

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBabout 1 year ago

    What a terrific sight to witness!

  • Thanks Felicity! They haven’t done it since this shot. At least not in the yard. lol I’m wondering if I will get the change to see it again.

    – Ginny York

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