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    The smaller muntjac buck

    Grabbed the opportunity presented by a dry morning to get out early and sit at the corner of the cover crop field to see what might turn up.

    Sure enough, at around 07:15 the smaller muntjac buck appeared, entering from the side of the field and then fortunately made his way towards me.



    I had left the dogs tied up to a post and rail fence, so I could take advantage and kneel down to wait for the buck to get closer. He heard the shutter but didn't seem too put out, eventually ending up about 15-20 yards away.

































    These two shots are not the greatest, but I've included them because they show the incredible length of a muntjac's tongue. I know in Charles Smith-Jones book he has a photo of a muntjac using its tongue to clean out the sub-orbital glands, but this is the first time I've caught a photo like this.



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    Great photography!
    What setup do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowaU View Post
    Great photography!
    What setup do you use?
    Thank you.

    I'm a bit of a Nikon fan, so these were taken using a D750 and a 300mm f4 lens matched to a 1.4x teleconverter.
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    Lovely pictures, especially of the tongue

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    once again stunning pictures.

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    At 7.15 this morning we were basking in sunshine!
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    These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago.
    If I'd been home today I'd have been out with the camera, so I'm hoping the weather Gods smile on us later in the week!
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Usual standard Dom , well done,

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Thank you.

    I'm a bit of a Nikon fan, so these were taken using a D750 and a 300mm f4 lens matched to a 1.4x teleconverter.
    Do you use a tripod?

    Siggy

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