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Taken this morning. The rut is well underway now and the stags are busy rounding up the females, come November the annual cull starts...who knows whether he will live or die? It's so sad for me, I can't really bare to think about it.

A little break from Cornwall, more to come.

All comments welcome.

Camera:EOS-1D mkII
Lens:EF 300 L IS
Recording media:Digital ISO 100
Title:Waiting Game
Username:helendixon helendixon
Uploaded:16 Oct 2005 - 5:35 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 5:38 AM

wow!! Wonderfully atmospheric image, beautifully composed.

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Gavin
Gavin  9
16 Oct 2005 - 5:40 AM

Stunning image

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 5:41 AM

As above...especially the way the foliage in the background appears layered

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sunshot  9 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 5:44 AM

stunning shot,well captured got to be a e.c

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Paul_Barr
Paul_Barr  9544 forum posts Scotland
16 Oct 2005 - 5:45 AM

Wonderful atmospheric image Helen. Worthy of an EC in my opinion.

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iansamuel  10271 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 5:46 AM

Beautiful! Getting the sun behind the tree branches is perfect.

ian

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geoff_bell
16 Oct 2005 - 5:49 AM

yeah. i like "moody"

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 5:58 AM

Very atmospheric, really like the mist and the sun just appearing into the image, very well done!

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 5:59 AM

A superb image especially in the large format. Just love the mist and the effect it has on the whole image...10/10

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Ianbish
Ianbish  8
16 Oct 2005 - 6:03 AM

Very nice!

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TonyWetta
TonyWetta  8
16 Oct 2005 - 6:07 AM

Great shot

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
16 Oct 2005 - 6:14 AM

A really fine photograph. Lovely mist and colors and the sun just peaking through.

bill

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
16 Oct 2005 - 6:14 AM

Fabulous shot, Helen...
Wonderful! Cant believe, that you can see these lovely stags "live"... ; ) Lucky you!

Jouko

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mcsimeyb  9100 forum posts
16 Oct 2005 - 6:22 AM

Wonderful image. Beuatifully captured

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 6:37 AM

a cracking capture

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exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
16 Oct 2005 - 6:56 AM

A beautiful image and composition light and detail.
Pauline.

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paulstefan
16 Oct 2005 - 7:06 AM

First rate, Helen
Paul..

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lobsterboy
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16 Oct 2005 - 7:14 AM

Just supurb.
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Nick_Hilton
16 Oct 2005 - 7:33 AM

Fantastic. It does the 1000's you have paid for your camera justice!

Nick

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heatherb
heatherb  10 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 8:02 AM

beautiful composition and light
heather

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ChristineL
16 Oct 2005 - 8:06 AM

Wonderful light and lovely composition, whatever happens he'll live on in this super image,
Chris.

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 8:15 AM

A stunner of a shot, Helen! I love the mist.
Jim

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mitchellhatpeg
16 Oct 2005 - 8:26 AM

Absolutely beautiful.

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urban-hero
urban-hero  10 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 9:07 AM

This is stunning!

Andy.

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colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 9:20 AM

Beautifully lit and exposed composition.
*click*
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paulsteds  10123 forum posts England
16 Oct 2005 - 9:27 AM

Beautiful...
Paul

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 9:32 AM

Just stunning Helen!
Maybe shots like this will encourage a little more pity on these magnificent creatures.
Brilliant!

Tim

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Pete_g  9301 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 9:50 AM

Awesome...love it

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SimJam
SimJam  9
16 Oct 2005 - 9:51 AM

Stunning image, beautiful light & atmosphere.

Simon

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 10:14 AM

Just brilliant...

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 10:29 AM

An image as magnificent as its subject. Stupendously good, Helen.

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chrisbastow
16 Oct 2005 - 10:37 AM

Great shot V v Nice CB

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fishiee  10460 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 11:38 AM

Simply awesome!!!

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stinky_pete
16 Oct 2005 - 11:49 AM

really fine piece of photography
the compo and toning are a treat
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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
16 Oct 2005 - 12:11 PM

great shot well composed
Joe

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 12:27 PM

Lovely shot, composition is great, well done.
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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 12:53 PM

Excellent image, well done.

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 1:13 PM

Fabulous image, everything is just so right

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 9259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 1:43 PM

superb, well done.

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jimbo_t
jimbo_t  11959 forum posts England
16 Oct 2005 - 2:07 PM

Best shot I've seen on here in a long time the mist and the light are spot on.
Jim

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gwyn h  10432 forum posts
16 Oct 2005 - 10:33 PM

Absolutely outstanding.

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 11:59 PM

Superb Helen, very atmospheric and captures the essence of the moment:0)
Ange

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synaesthesia
17 Oct 2005 - 12:27 AM

Wowsers. Thats got to be an award winner aint it? You definately rule in the stags shot.

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AngieLatham
17 Oct 2005 - 1:15 AM

Totally stunning capture Helen.Grand work Smile
Angie*

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Kris_Dutson
17 Oct 2005 - 1:34 AM

superb.

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User_Removed
17 Oct 2005 - 4:01 AM

wow, what a superb image. love the atmosphere you've caught here.
sten

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2005 - 8:50 AM

Wow, this is excellent work, one I am surely envious of! This is exactly the kind of shot I want to get in my protfolio! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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REKLAW  9 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2005 - 9:12 AM

Fantastic image Helen, "WOW" it has all been said.
Ian.

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Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2005 - 9:13 AM

Fantastic atmosphere in this beautiful photo . Lovely sky colours . xx

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PatrickSmith
17 Oct 2005 - 9:28 AM

It's a sad story but a beautiful shot nonetheless! Amazing.
Patrick

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nickrubber
nickrubber  10
17 Oct 2005 - 9:36 AM

another fine pic helen.

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firzhugh  9 New Zealand
17 Oct 2005 - 11:12 PM

this is fantastic. great tones and silhouettes

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daviewat
daviewat  104104 forum posts Scotland
18 Oct 2005 - 12:58 AM

Stunning just stunning, we have stags etc all over the place here but never seem to catch them :-((((((((

Dave

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stix e2 Member 9924 forum postsstix vcard United Kingdom86 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 3:11 AM

Helen, just looked at your portfilio, wow!
Your standard is incredibly high.
Can I ask you how you get that shadow effect on the frame?
Martin

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jacquienewsham
18 Oct 2005 - 4:39 AM

stunning shot and capture
samantha

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MikeA
MikeA  91151 forum posts England
18 Oct 2005 - 6:12 AM

Beautiful capture, well worth all the clicks and comments.

MikeA.

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carriebugg  1065 forum posts England
18 Oct 2005 - 10:57 AM

Great composition - love the sun peeking and the larger version really does this justice! Well done!

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
18 Oct 2005 - 11:06 AM

You produce lovely work Helen and this is very dreamy in the atmosphere and the stag features well. Nice work.
Doug.

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klewis  101870 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 11:17 AM

it's all been said, stunning image

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novocastria
18 Oct 2005 - 1:53 PM

Magnificent shot, Helen - very well done.
*click*

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joko
joko  10 Bulgaria
19 Oct 2005 - 6:40 AM

Superb shot.
Great capture. Well done.

Jivko

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davidentrican
20 Oct 2005 - 1:55 AM

Stunning composition, subject and exposure! I'd be interested to know if you've cropped this out of camera or not? Great shot.

Cheers, Dave

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deegee
deegee  9181 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Oct 2005 - 8:25 AM

You seem to have a real knack of composing very arresting images whatever the subject matter, inspirational to say the least Smile

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andrew vizard
20 Oct 2005 - 10:54 AM

Editor's Choice? Personally I believe I've seen much more standard shots go in there

Stunning shot

Andrew

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21 Oct 2005 - 3:44 AM

Love the color and composition. A joy to look through your portfolio.

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helendixon
helendixon  1030 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Oct 2005 - 5:17 AM

Many thanks to you all.
@ Dave, no cropping, as shot, also no filters used if anyone was wondering.
@ Andrew, that's life, I must being doing something wrong somewhere. :-(

Helen.

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adamburton  10627 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2005 - 8:47 AM

wow, a stunning shot helen. i am amazed how close you have got. brilliant stuff from you as ever.

adam.

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toonboy  975 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Oct 2005 - 11:05 AM

All been said

Well done

Regards Ken

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foxybrown  9368 forum posts
27 Oct 2005 - 7:43 AM

a very dramatic atmosphere, good pastel shades.

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29 Oct 2005 - 12:58 PM

Stunning image. Beautifully captured.
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dalowsons  1089 forum posts Australia
13 Nov 2005 - 12:52 PM

Amazing photo, your whole portfolio is really excellent !

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kitty83  8 England
20 Nov 2005 - 10:22 AM

Wow! Another top image!
Your gallery is excellent! Couldn't possibly "click" all of the best images in you portfolio; I'd be here all day!

Sarah

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lollydeakins
4 Dec 2005 - 3:16 AM

Stunning capture ! ........................ click*

Lorraine :0)

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angelamary
9 Jan 2006 - 5:49 AM

A beautiful shot, with gorgeous colours and layers. Very well caught.

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Jasbe  9116 forum posts England
10 Jan 2006 - 11:11 AM

Really fantastic shot.
Jason

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annefromleo
17 Apr 2006 - 9:51 PM

Wow this is something else, just an amazing image, perfect
Anne

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