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Many thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays Hind picture so good to have your continued support and encouragement and I am most grateful, this is the very last Stag image for this year - it was fun being there, now I have to get out and take new material - watch this space.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-200 f2.8 and tripod
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:THE END
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:3 Nov 2010 - 7:44 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 7:48 AM

Excellent and lovely capture,very well taken .
saeid

MikeRC
MikeRC Plus Member 93529 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 - 7:57 AM

Terrific picture Ann :
I have the same lens but my shots don't turn out like this :
....must be the air in your part of the country.....I'm 'gonna have to move.

.....Mike

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 8:01 AM

Top of the class with this belter.... superb

Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 8:02 AM

This is a super shot, it has everything, sharpness,comp and colour, I really like the way the stag is framed by the bracken. Well done !

KBan
KBan  9469 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 8:03 AM

like the close comp. and detail here Ann
keith

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8167 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 8:13 AM

You've ended with a stunner, Ann, what a beautiful image, good light and detail, very well captured. Carol

Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 8:22 AM

You definately held the best back till last Ann.
Superb eye and framing.
Could this be the one
Richard

Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
3 Nov 2010 - 8:32 AM

Hi Ann , great shot allways keep the best till last gray.

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7332 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 8:34 AM

I agree with Richard and Gray, Ann - you have definitely saved a stunner for last. Lovely light, great comp and excellent detail and tones.
Ssylvia

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 42427 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
3 Nov 2010 - 8:36 AM

You have certainly excelled yourself with this one & saved the best till last!! Wonderful clarity & detail - well done! Louise

gingerdelight

A spectacular finale! Well done!
Carol

kazzy1963
kazzy1963  5 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 - 9:23 AM

Hi Ann , great shot and very cute
kaz

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5145 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 9:31 AM

Your close-up shots of the stags are superb, Ann, and this is no exception. Lovely 'pose' of the head and captured in such fine detail.
Ronnie.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 9:37 AM

thanks one and all - perhaps I am improving a little

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 9:43 AM


Quote: You've ended with a stunner, Ann, what a beautiful image, good light and detail, very well captured. Carol

I quite agree - nice one Ann

tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 10:29 AM

Excellent image. Very beautifully captured indeed.

Silverzone
3 Nov 2010 - 10:29 AM

And what a bold and beautiful note to end on! Enjoyed your company on this journey of discovery. Sylvia

jeb2012
jeb2012  5 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 - 10:35 AM

A excellent capture

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 10:59 AM

So well shot Ann, as already said, been saving the best till last...
Lillian

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 11:01 AM

Excellent details and light. well captured.
Regards Richard

mikesmith
mikesmith Plus Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 11:05 AM

Crisp, sharp and lovely light
Mike

NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 11:15 AM

that is very good ,very well shot with great eye detail caught,good dof brings it to life.

Gypsyman
Gypsyman Plus Member 4660 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
3 Nov 2010 - 11:22 AM

Ann the first time I see a live Deer, I will try to better it ( haha)
Great Photo. Eric.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 11:27 AM

This is a belter Ann, cracking detail and I like the comp too,
Geoff.

ChrisWallace
3 Nov 2010 - 11:27 AM

Lovely portrait Ann, Nice one
Chris

DaveBartlett
3 Nov 2010 - 11:36 AM

Great shot Ann - especially the way the head is framed.

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 11:58 AM

.....and another from this series as the Featured E2 photo- a wonderful capture Ann
Helen

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 12:03 PM

Excellent portrait-- the deer standing in his environment--- well done!
Jennnnn

Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott Plus Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 12:57 PM

Very nice Ann, your best yet i feel

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 2:49 PM

Wonderful stag portrait.
Joan.

bluetitblue
bluetitblue Plus Member 6bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 - 3:09 PM

Excellent capture great detail and comp.

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 3:21 PM

Superb focus and exposure Ann. I love the crop. Terrific eye light. Its got it all.
Ron

User_Removed
3 Nov 2010 - 3:22 PM

Wonderful Anne........ I will stick my head out and get it chopped off as per on here, but Im not sure Fur needs to be that sharp. Just me. its a great portrait, love it.
Dave

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 - 4:30 PM

What can i say but FANTASTIC Ann.
Brian

RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
3 Nov 2010 - 5:31 PM

Excellent capture Ann.
Such a great comp,details and colours.
One of your very best!!
Robert

RockArea
RockArea Plus Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 5:36 PM

Well done indeed, ann!

David

Kingfisher8
3 Nov 2010 - 5:40 PM

Great head shot Ann well taken indeed.

Keith.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 5:49 PM

What a wonderful capture to end this series, Ann. A super quality image.
TrevB Smile

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 6:09 PM

a stunner Ann

DanielD
DanielD  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 7:34 PM

Superb capture - very good crop - wonderful work

Daniel

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91940 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 8:17 PM

You nailed it Ann - this is a cracking image. I see you have a couple of well deserved awards.
Brian.

HobbitDave
3 Nov 2010 - 8:32 PM

Talk about going out (of the stags I mean) with a bang, Ann! This one is the best, definitely, superb and shortlisted. A super image to be proud of.
Dave.

vandalp
vandalp  7
3 Nov 2010 - 8:56 PM

Brillant shot Ann, great detail.
Vanda

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers Plus Member 6Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 9:41 PM

cracking image Ann

goso
goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 3:16 AM

A bottler to bring up the rear Ann - well done...Bill

debu
debu  5 India
4 Nov 2010 - 3:49 AM

Superb shot.
debu

maggie9
maggie9  645 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 8:09 AM

woW!!!
fantastic Ann! Smile

maggie

ringyneck
ringyneck  8308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 2:06 PM


Quote: Thanks one and all - perhaps I am improving a little

....nice one.

This is Magnificent in LARGE.....beautiful detail as well.

Keith

Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 8:31 PM

Well done on a well focus and detailed shot with delightful eye - have my gold star as well - Ina

wideangler
8 Nov 2010 - 4:18 PM

What an incredible image! Brilliant!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 7:38 PM

An image of exceptional quality Ann, you've really excelled yourself here

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