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From the archives - a Red Deer Stag (Cervus elaphus), taken at dawn in Bushy Park, during the rutting season, a couple of years ago. Virtually a full frame capture with just a little cropped from the LHS.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload, with a special THANK YOU to Brian (bricurtis) for the UA and to Mark(flamesworddragon) for the GEA - all greatly appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Oct 2010 - 6:33 AM
Focal Length:700mm 79.9m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:At First Light
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:15 Jun 2012 - 9:55 AM
Tags:Bushy park, Cervus elaphus, Deer, First, Light, Red, Rut, Rutting, Season, Stag, Wildlife / nature
Votes:42

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 10:03 AM

A fine study of the deer, Sylvia, with the wide open aperture allowing selective focussing to very good effect.
The light tips to his antlers show off well against that darker strip of b/g.
He's got you firmly in his sights, gazing directly dow the lens barrel.
Ronnie.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 10:11 AM

A fine portrait. Great dof. Smile

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stretch123
15 Jun 2012 - 11:19 AM

beautiful shot

paul

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 11:35 AM

Lovely shot, great pose!
Diane

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 - 12:43 PM

Great shot, Sylvia - love the eye contact.
Tony

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 1:39 PM

An excellent capture of this stag - a very direct stare.
Joan.

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rhol2
rhol2 e2 Member 3296 forum postsrhol2 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 1:50 PM

What more can I add?

Excellent image..

Roger.

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
15 Jun 2012 - 2:56 PM

Great capture!

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lostnspace2011
15 Jun 2012 - 4:52 PM

A lovely capture Sylvia. Did you manage to get any photos of Males locking antlers?? Something i would love to see, supposed to be an amazing sight

Mark

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 5:01 PM

superb shot very worthy of your early morning trip

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 5:52 PM

A very engaging composition, I espeically like the separation from the fore and background and the understated tones
David

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 7:09 PM

Great shot really showing the excitement of those early morning visits Sylvia. You have to be on your toes there.GrinGrin
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 8:06 PM

A handsome beast Sylvia

I thought you were on holiday around this time?

Adrian

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Glostopcat
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16 Jun 2012 - 3:32 PM

A fine shot of this magnificent beast, he certainly is a fine looking fellow

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