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Photographer's Note

This photo of group of roe deers in the area along Fyris river south of Uppsala was taken exactly one year ago. We still had some snow then. This year the snow disappeared more than a month earlier.

The roe deer male (buck) and female (doe) roe deer are almost equal in size.The buck is just a little bit bigger and heavier. Only the bucks have antlers. The antlers are shed in November each year and new antlers start to develop in January. For this reason it might be a little bit difficult to distinguish a buck from a doe in this period. Howvever, there are still some features that make it possible The new antlers are developed inside a protective and nutrient velvet cover. This cover could clearly be seen on the antlers of the roe bucks in this photo. When the antlers have developed this cover dries and is rubbed off against trees and shrubs.

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  • Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2516 W: 81 N: 3653] (14641)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2013-04-01
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-01 10:00
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