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A red deer stag taking some time out from the rut at Ashton Court Estate in Bristol, this is the animal that featured in my upload "Majestic Monarch" and also the lead shot on Sundays upload.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 234.4 - 781.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Oct 2012 - 12:59 PM
Focal Length:439mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Resting Red Stag
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:27 Nov 2012 - 8:54 AM
Tags:Ashton court estate, Bristol, Red deer rut, Red deer stag, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 8:56 AM

Best one so far Ed. - gary

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
27 Nov 2012 - 9:07 AM

An excellent photo of this hunk !! Really a magnificent animal ! A great capture Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 9:22 AM

He is fine looking fellow, but needing to "chill out" for a moment but bellowing to notify the rest he's still in contention.
Very fine shot of him too, Ed.
Ronnie.

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Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 13143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 9:22 AM

He's a fine image of a great Stag Ed . Needs a rest after all that prancing about SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile xx

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 - 9:51 AM

Well captured.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8169 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 9:57 AM

A beautiful creature, Ed, and no doubt well deserving of his rest from the rutting Wink Very well captured. Carol

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:16 AM

Wonderful timing and a great image of a hamdsome fellow. Love that tiny strand of grass which he's wearing too!

Ann

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Nov 2012 - 10:23 AM

Super image Ed, like the composition,
Fred.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:25 AM

A very fine capture Ed and he looks as if he's been in a tussle or two.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 11:37 AM

Majestic Ed

Brian.......................................

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Daisymaye
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27 Nov 2012 - 2:13 PM

A lovely capture Ed.......Sandy

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rayme330
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27 Nov 2012 - 3:06 PM

Excellent shot, Ed well captured.

Ray

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brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 3:28 PM

Beautiful light and superb detail throughout the image. Well done with this guy Ed!
Johanna

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 3:37 PM

I agree with Gary - I think this is the best so far. A great study of this fine beast Ed! Smile
Ann

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CaroleS
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27 Nov 2012 - 4:06 PM

First class shot Ed.
Carole

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
27 Nov 2012 - 4:36 PM

A stag indeed Ed, very well captured, top notch shot, glad we never needed to work that hard lol. well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 5:37 PM

This one shows his coat to good advantage and the antlers are not so bad either.WinkWinkWink Great shot Ed.
Joan.

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graceland
graceland  102478 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 5:41 PM

Grin great pictures close shots too well done

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WindowonWildlife
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27 Nov 2012 - 5:56 PM

And Relax after all that hard work WinkTongue

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barbarahirst
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27 Nov 2012 - 6:21 PM

what a funny expression you have caught here

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27 Nov 2012 - 6:24 PM

Beautiful detail Ed a lovely image.
Pauline.

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Maiwand
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27 Nov 2012 - 6:29 PM

He is a fine looking fella Ed.
Ron

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lifesnapper
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27 Nov 2012 - 7:12 PM

Great shot Ed' well done.

John Smile

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Louise_Morris
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27 Nov 2012 - 7:36 PM

A fine specimen Ed - a real beauty! Lou

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ImageProducer
27 Nov 2012 - 7:42 PM

crisp clear shot.fab colour. lovely shot.Smile

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pluckyfilly
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27 Nov 2012 - 7:59 PM

Splendid work and so good to see

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27 Nov 2012 - 8:48 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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pamelajean
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27 Nov 2012 - 9:12 PM

My favourite so far, excellent close shot.

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
27 Nov 2012 - 9:33 PM

A cracking shot.
jj

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Ade_Osman
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27 Nov 2012 - 10:03 PM

I recognise this wee beastie......

Ade Wink

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:09 PM

I'm sure you do Ade, I hope you are staying dry in rural Somerset and I don't mean staying off the cider!Wink

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helenlinda
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28 Nov 2012 - 7:59 AM

First class capture Ed SmileSmile
An excellent series
Helen

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bricurtis
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28 Nov 2012 - 8:25 PM

Lovely crisp capture Ed - you got the texture on the antlers well.
Brian.

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