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Re-work of an earlier post.

It got me 2nd in tonight's camera club competition (Colour Prints) and I am quite chuffed because I also got a 2nd for The Big Freeze (mono PDI), Highly Commended for National Gallery of Canada (mono prints) and Commended for Scarce Swallowtail (colour PDI).
Still to get that elusive 1st though GrinGrinWink.

Thanks for looking
Jason

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:120.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 5:07 PM
Focal Length:175mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:The young pretender
Username:jasonrwl jasonrwl
Uploaded:31 Jan 2013 - 11:19 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals, Red deer, Tatton park
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Voters:richy66 · mauriceegan · Irishkate · mossy · SammyRatFan · taggart · Dinky65 · KarenFB · Mike_Young · anniepickering · NaturesHaven · nonur · jdinne · AnnChown · WhiteRose1 · DeSilver · georgiepoolie · mex · JuBarney · GeorgePlatis · Big_Beavis · Alan_Baseley · IgorKo · morpheus1955 · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · NeilWigan · AnnJ · bobhowell · Holmewood · Philip_H · JohnChambersPhotography · jennialexander · saltireblue · kel55 · AnneWorner · marktc · TerryMcK · cptdaniel · Derek_Fearn · Glostopcat ·
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richy66
richy66  2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 - 11:24 PM

Great shot Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 11:41 PM

Congratulations on all your places Jason. Four in one night is good going.
That first will come.
Delighted this handsome fellow got a second place.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 11:52 PM

Well desrved, a great portrait shot, of this magnificent animal.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 12:55 AM

Congratulations! for all those awards--- and a super image here!

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:59 AM


Quote: Congratulations! for all those awards--- and a super image here!

Same here.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
1 Feb 2013 - 8:04 AM

Well done on the awards Jason. Love this one great use of dof.

John

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:24 AM

Congratulations Jason! You've done really well. This is beautiful.
Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51169 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England139 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:21 AM

Lots to admire in this Jason, not least the excellent use of dof and a great background. Congratulations on your achievements.

Dave

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JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 12:54 PM

A lovely shot & well done on your awards.
Ju

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 7965 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:58 PM

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!
JNC

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:13 PM

Well done Jason,he is a beauty.congratulations on the results.

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 - 7:15 PM

Excellent image....it deserves a 1st!! Ann.

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bobhowell Plus Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:53 PM

Big congratulations on all those awards and this is another winning image. Bob

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saltireblue Site Moderator 44393 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 3:21 PM

What makes this image for me Jason, is the back-lit leaves creating a marvellous bokeh in the background round the top of his antlers. Wouldn't be the same without that.

As for your other images, the big freeze is one hell of a sharp b&w image, so no surprise it did so well.
Congratulations.

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 2 Feb 2013 - 3:22 PM

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kel55 Plus Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 8:19 PM

great capture and dof, quality

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7619 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 1:25 AM

Love the bokeh a long lens creates - super here.

Excellent crop - different from the usual - good detail especially in the eyes. Also like the bit of grass sticking out of its mouth Smile

Anne

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marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:31 PM

Congrats for all those awards... this is a beautiful image. Great shot Jason

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:33 PM

Outstanding!

Terry

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