European Roe Deer: spring moult!

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– Capreolinae – as all mammals deers moult twice a year, in spring and in autumn; from darkish brown the hair will turn a bright orangey colour in a few weeks from now:

Comme beaucoup de mammifères, nos chien inclus, les chevreuils muent 2 fois par an, au printemps et à l’automne.Les adultes commencent leur mue avant les plus jeunes.Le pelage de ce brocard, gris-brun en hiver, est dans une phase de transition très marquée, une mue assez sévère mais bientôt il revêtira une belle couleur estivale orangée.

Nikon 300mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor +Converteur1/4

Same animal photographed 3 days earlier; It took many hours in the hide to get this portrait:

Même animal photographié 3 jours plus tôt, un peu moins pelé; Il m’aura fallu de nombreuses heures d’affût pour arriver à ce portrait:

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Nature and photography but mostly animals and birds. I live in at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years and in the U.S. for 3 years and with Australia in mind for the future. With my husband, I created and managed a Bird Park in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: NIKON lenses: 300 mm F/4, 80/400 mm, 500 mm, 200/500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E,

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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Glenn Bartley

Noushka, a beautiful study of the European Roe Deer – best photos of a Roe Deer I’ve ever seen! How did you get so close?

Susan Lee

They look like roe deer. Still the natural camouflage of the shedding of the winter-fur-coats is good cover-protection, isn’t it? That last, close-up photo-shot is a fine one! 🙂

Susan Lee

They look like roe deer. Still the natural camouflage of the shedding of the winter-fur-coats is good cover-protection, isn't it? That last, close-up photo-shot is a fine one! 🙂