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A magnificent red deer stag bellowing out a warning to his rivals at Ashton Court Estate in Bristol, taken on a visit there at the end of October with fellow epzer AdeOsman.

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 - 1:26 PM
Focal Length:198mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Challenger
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:23 Nov 2012 - 8:33 AM
Tags:Aston Court Estate, Bristol, Red deer stag, The rut, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
23 Nov 2012 - 8:37 AM

Excellant capture of a grand beast!

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
23 Nov 2012 - 8:46 AM

Brilliant shot and lovely detailed image.......Grin

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:52 AM

A great shot of this impressive animal Ed. - gary

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Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:56 AM

Lovely detail. Well captured....Derek

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:58 AM

The girls don't seem that interested..............to busy gassing and eating..........GrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 9:00 AM

He was barking at you to get the camera out of his face mate....GrinGrinGrinGrin

Nice one Ed Wink

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 9:11 AM


Quote: He was barking at you to get the camera out of his face mate....GrinGrinGrinGrin

Nice one Ed Wink

Ade

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
He's a handsome beast, Ed, a fine capture of him. Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 9:19 AM

Well timed for the bellow, and well placed with his harem in the bg, Ed.

Dave

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debu
debu  4 India
23 Nov 2012 - 9:21 AM

Superbly captured.
debu

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 9:24 AM

Excellent and very well timed capture,ED,very well done,
saeid

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:03 AM

Best so far.
The ladies don't look impressed in the background...
Moira

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kathrynlouise
23 Nov 2012 - 10:07 AM

Brilliant Ed. Agree, it's your best so far Grin

Kathryn

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:22 AM

Super shot of the stag, Ed.
Ronnie.

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achieverswales
23 Nov 2012 - 10:24 AM

Far better exposure on this one Ed, excellent capture!

Regards

Trev.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:33 AM

A beautifully composed and captured SmileSmile
Helen

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 12:57 PM

Superb capture of this magnificent beast. I'm afraid that mrswoollybill's comment has prompted me to do a modification that you might want to see. If you do just message me with your e-mail address and I'll send it.

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
23 Nov 2012 - 1:25 PM

Great shot excellent detail timing and comp.
jj

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 2:57 PM

He looks so full of himself which may be just as well as clearly the ladies don't care!! Great timing and a great image.

Ann

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 3:13 PM

Super shot of a magnificent beast, Ed.

Ray

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 3:57 PM

The ladies are interested Ed.
Just like all ladies,the greedy sods insist on a free meal first !!
Good shot.
Mick.

Last Modified By mikbee at 23 Nov 2012 - 3:58 PM

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:32 PM

Wow, Ed, fantastic mate, and not a butterfly in sight. a cracker and what a great pose.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:33 PM


Quote: He was barking at you to get the camera out of his face mate....GrinGrinGrinGrin

Nice one Ed Wink

Ade

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
He's a handsome beast, Ed, a fine capture of him. Carol

Who the stag or the Big O? If it is the latter he will be over the moon as that is the second complement he's had from the ladies on here in two days!Wink

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 5:46 PM

A fine shot of a fine Animal Ed', well done.

John Smile

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 6:16 PM

A great shot Ed,spot on .

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
23 Nov 2012 - 7:47 PM

Great capture nice detail & colours-------Milky

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WindowonWildlife
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23 Nov 2012 - 7:54 PM

I like this Ed, the story is in the BG Wink Excellent capture mate

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:07 PM

Great image! I think his efforts are wasted on that lot in the bgGrinGrin
Diane

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:20 PM

Magnificent indeed, Ed, a fine capture with good light on those antlers.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:36 PM

Beautifully captured stag Ed - love the setting - good to see the bigger picture instead of all the close-ups on here.
Brian.

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gilbertmjake
23 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM

Great shot of the bellowing stag, nice one !

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96180 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 9:26 PM

I wonder who's kit, you took this withWink

Three good deer shots Ed

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Irishkate
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23 Nov 2012 - 9:47 PM

Looks good to me Ed.
Nicely defocused b/g and the stag well exposed,
showing off his masculine beauty.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
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23 Nov 2012 - 9:58 PM


Quote: I wonder who's kit, you took this withWink

Three good deer shots Ed

My own kit of course!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:18 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks on my 1800th upload, Ed

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Nov 2012 - 11:09 PM

Super image Ed, love the pose,
Fred.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 11:43 PM

the king on the hill!!
a great compwith all the other deer.
PS 1800 , that is a gallery to be proud of!

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Glostopcat
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23 Nov 2012 - 11:44 PM


Quote: Superb capture of this magnificent beast. I'm afraid that mrswoollybill's comment has prompted me to do a modification that you might want to see. If you do just message me with your e-mail address and I'll send it.

I shall take you up on your offer Lynne and upload your mod as a variant for Silly SundayGrin

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Louise_Morris
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24 Nov 2012 - 9:20 AM

It's a good one Ed, well done! Lou

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saltireblue
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24 Nov 2012 - 10:44 AM

A magnificent beast, they are so regal. He is certainly making sure his rivals know who is he, Ed. Must have been a great day out (despite the prescence of the BigOWink) I can imagine him bellowing a warning like this...

Malc

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Glostopcat
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24 Nov 2012 - 11:31 AM


Quote: A magnificent beast, they are so regal. He is certainly making sure his rivals know who is he, Ed. Must have been a great day out (despite the prescence of the BigOWink) I can imagine him bellowing a warning like this...

Malc

You are not far wrong Malc, the big old boy was very vocal on his own manor and let all the other togs who are present know that he was the top boy!Tongue

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Lillian
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:02 PM

Great shot Ed with the girls in the background
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25 Nov 2012 - 12:45 PM

I missed this on Friday as I was out all day - it's a great image showing the 'whole picture', i.e. the females completely ignoring the show-off! Love it! Smile
Ann

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Chinga
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26 Nov 2012 - 2:44 AM

Magnificent is the word... Wonderful capture. GrinGrin
IB

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sweetpea62
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26 Nov 2012 - 11:50 AM

Brilliant shot Ed,had to laugh the females are not interested with him showing offGrin..lin

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Mavis
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27 Nov 2012 - 9:18 AM

Beautiful light on this Magnificent Beast Ed xx

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