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Better "Large" if you've time

It was all kicking off this morning, I'm glad I stuck out the rain, these boys put on a fine show! .... If you've seen these guys at it, (or watch Autumn watch), you'll know the power and speed they move at...... very scary!

Thanks for lookng and the cc's on yesterday set of portraits,.. so not bad for an "old geezer" Smile

Jon
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Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 100-400IS@400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:First Blood
Username:SurreyHillsMan SurreyHillsMan
Uploaded:11 Oct 2009 - 1:07 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
Votes:120

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Image123
Image123 e2 Member 5Image123 vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 - 1:11 PM

great shot

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John_Frid
John_Frid e2 Member 8514 forum postsJohn_Frid vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 1:12 PM

Nice action capture. Good detail and just a hint of movement in the legs.

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
11 Oct 2009 - 1:14 PM

Great action shot Jon.
Paul

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pberridge
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11 Oct 2009 - 1:15 PM

Superb shot, can I ask where this is?

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iancam
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11 Oct 2009 - 1:20 PM

Fantastic capture Jon, Superb detail and colour.
Ian

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Graham_P
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11 Oct 2009 - 1:21 PM

Super capture Jon, well worth the wait,
Graham.

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Charlesmoss
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11 Oct 2009 - 1:24 PM

Excellent nature in action shot.
Regards Charles

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JJ_A
JJ_A e2 Member 8JJ_A vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 - 1:26 PM

Well captured, great action shot.
John

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 1:28 PM

Great action capture Jon
Andrew

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 1:29 PM

Wonderfully captured imageJon ,very dramatic piece of photography.
Martin

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MikefromEbbw
MikefromEbbw e2 Member 769 forum postsMikefromEbbw vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 1:29 PM

This is superb work Jon.One of the best pics of the Rut I have seen!

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 1:35 PM

Absolutely Superb capture and work, One to be proud off

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John_Wannop
John_Wannop e2 Member 955 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
11 Oct 2009 - 1:38 PM

Great capture.

John

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 1:45 PM

Superb action capture, Jon, do they ever fight to the death? Carol

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 1:49 PM

Fantastic capture of this natural behaviour.

Well done Jon !

Chris

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 1:54 PM

Nicely captured Jon. This sight is very impressive indeed-- and you must have been quick to get a dab of ketchup on him !!! Much better than Autumn Watch.Only joking my friend and I admire your bravery to get this close.
Ron

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11 Oct 2009 - 2:01 PM


Quote: Excellent nature in action shot.
Sam.

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Karrol
Karrol e2 Member 629 forum postsKarrol vcard England
11 Oct 2009 - 2:10 PM

Oh my! What a sight to see - your reqard for holding out in thr rain has been greatly rewarded - brilliant shot!

[hope you were wearing your thermals - old age and all that. Smile ]

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 2:14 PM

brill capture,one for my shortlist. what the male of a species put themselves through for lust! lesley

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11 Oct 2009 - 2:51 PM

very special shot cheers Dave

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mudge
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11 Oct 2009 - 2:54 PM

Great action shot

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HUMIE
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11 Oct 2009 - 3:25 PM

Cracking capture mate.....looking forward to more.

*Mike*

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 3:26 PM

Superbly caught

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Oliverpants
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11 Oct 2009 - 3:26 PM

Great shot, are they rutting or perhaps should I be calling it butting. Ann

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 3:28 PM

Wow, nicely caught Jon, by the look of things I wouldn't want to be too close.

have a great weekend
Yung

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mex
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11 Oct 2009 - 3:41 PM

excellent capture, thanks.
phil

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Pegon
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11 Oct 2009 - 3:56 PM

A cracker. Well caught.
Pete.

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maggieh
maggieh e2 Member 6maggieh vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 - 4:12 PM

Well caught this makes a cracking image. Hope you were hiding behind a bush - these fellows can be agressive to anything that moves when they are in the mood.
maggie

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PinkK
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11 Oct 2009 - 4:28 PM

Superb capture!! Excellent work

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ChrisB53
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11 Oct 2009 - 4:29 PM

Very well caught, brilliant action image.
Thanks for sharing Chris

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Stace
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11 Oct 2009 - 4:44 PM

Great capture Jon

Stace

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Shroomer
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11 Oct 2009 - 4:49 PM

Best rut shot i've ever seen Jon. Right time right place, but I say skill in getting the angle and timing here mate. Cracking bloody nose and action
Top shelf
Richard

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shandoor
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11 Oct 2009 - 4:58 PM

Wow absolutely superb an image to be very proud of
Alexa

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11 Oct 2009 - 5:01 PM

Professional photography on display here, Jon. A superb capture.
Terry

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Cor
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11 Oct 2009 - 5:18 PM

Better and better!
Cor

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Cor
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11 Oct 2009 - 5:20 PM

STUNNING!
Cor

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Brian65
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11 Oct 2009 - 5:51 PM

This has the WOW!! factor. Brian

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Enmark
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11 Oct 2009 - 6:33 PM

Nice piece of action caught here . The blacks have blocked up on the upper part of the image though.

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Steve_S
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11 Oct 2009 - 7:06 PM

Stunning capture Jon, excellent action shot
Steve

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 7:15 PM

SUPERB action shot Jon - timed to perfection. You can almost hear them crashing through the undergrowth!
Sylvia

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pluckyfilly
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11 Oct 2009 - 7:46 PM

the old geezer did well with this image, bit scary - I did watch autumn watch and was riveted to the screen - a very well timed shot

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11 Oct 2009 - 8:00 PM

superb action captured to perfection.
Joan.

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11 Oct 2009 - 8:36 PM

Awesome Jon.,

Paul

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maratsuikka
11 Oct 2009 - 10:04 PM

CONGRATS ON EC

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11 Oct 2009 - 10:06 PM

Well done

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11 Oct 2009 - 10:09 PM

Whayhey an EC!!! .... cheers Pete

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11 Oct 2009 - 10:09 PM

a natural shot at its very best,superb work.

congrats on EC.

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11 Oct 2009 - 10:13 PM

Congrats mate, well earnt
Richard

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11 Oct 2009 - 10:17 PM

Great shot Jon, and worthy of the EC it has gained.
Congrats.

Phil

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11 Oct 2009 - 10:28 PM

Superb

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11 Oct 2009 - 11:15 PM

superb, certainly EC worthy
bunSmile

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justin c
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12 Oct 2009 - 10:00 AM

A top shot Jon and one which captures the essence of the rut perfectly. The blood on the face of one of the stags makes the image/scene even more dramatic.
Congrats on the E.C.

Justin

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12 Oct 2009 - 10:33 AM

A superb capture Jon, the picture tells the story.
Congratz on the EC, you certainly deserve it.

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12 Oct 2009 - 11:03 AM

Excellent. Congrats on the EC.

Alan

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12 Oct 2009 - 12:08 PM

This is stunning.
Scott

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12 Oct 2009 - 1:30 PM

....brilliant.

....Mike

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12 Oct 2009 - 3:11 PM

nice natural action shot

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chase
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12 Oct 2009 - 5:56 PM

Well done Jon,getting this close,you must have had your heart in your mouth !!
Excellent timing.

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13 Oct 2009 - 11:10 AM

excellent

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13 Oct 2009 - 1:41 PM

congrats Jon this is incredible.

Ian

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13 Oct 2009 - 3:15 PM

Excellent capture Jon....and congrats on your EC Smile


~Alley~

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14 Oct 2009 - 1:05 AM

Hey Johnny, Absolutely wonderful capture of `First Blood` on the `rut`, excellent comp and timing, They really are wonderful guys in the wild, Superb M8 !
Regards
Haynesy

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15 Oct 2009 - 10:13 AM

That is absolutely stunning and a well deserved EC.

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15 Oct 2010 - 7:57 AM

Great scene/capture!
Bogdan

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