Kicking up my big buck search a notch, I am spending my evenings and weekend mornings in search of the elusive pre-rut monster bucks. They are on the move and the the best times to spot one is early mornings and dusk. I found this one at dusk, and wouldn't you know, the first shot was taken in "auto" which totally threw quality out the window. It's too bad, because he was really close and I liked that he was in some trees with a doe. The second shot is when he decided to leave, but luckily, at his own pace. He didn't like my presence, but he didn't run either, so I got a second chance. Both shots are still not up to standards, but what can you do with low light, forcing the ISO to extreme highs. I am just lucky enough to even have the encounter.