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Spent a wonderful morning witnessing the start of the red deer rutting season in the company of Ron(Maiwand), Richard (MossyOak) and Paul(harrattp). It was fascinating, with the stags in full cry and ready for the fray! This chap was taking a brief respite, but still had the energy to fill the air with his deep full-throated bellowing.

Settings: F/6.3 1/200sec +0.33EV ISO500 AV@500mm tripod Full frame image with no cropping
Please view large if you have a moment

Many thanks for your kind comments and clicks on my pair of Spitfires - really appreciated.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Open Wide!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:9 Oct 2010 - 10:03 PM
Tags:Bellowing, Close-up / macro, Deer, General, Open, Red, Roar, Rut, Rutting, Stag, Wide, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 - 10:12 PM

Super shot of a magnificent beast Sylvia.
alec

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acer1946
acer1946  4 Turkey
9 Oct 2010 - 10:19 PM

well caught!

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 - 10:20 PM

Excellent captures

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2010 - 10:22 PM

wonderful shot of this magnificent beast

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2010 - 10:29 PM

Lovely sharp shot.

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2010 - 10:48 PM

caught the moment Sylvia
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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 12:36 AM

great detail well shot.

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Excellent shot - well done !

Chris

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 4:06 AM

Well shot. When viewed large it's awesome! Well done.

Last Modified By tashi at 10 Oct 2010 - 4:08 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 5:49 AM

A superb image, Sylvia, what a great capture. Carol

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 - 8:37 AM

Excellent shot,bet that was a good day out,
kev.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 8:57 AM

Excellent timing and a lovely comp.
Steve.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 8:57 AM

A very well timed shot of this great guy Sylvia. He certainly produced the goods. I have photographed this one now for 3 years as I recognise the short patch of hair on its back. Well timed and a great bellowing portrait taking in all the antlers and reducing the dof.
Many thanks for the User Award on mine.
A great day and glad you enjoyed it so much, hope the feet don't ache too much, keep eating those Mars Bars Smile
Richard

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arhb e2 Member 72224 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 8:58 AM

Great shot Sylvia and great title also.

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lammie
lammie  9
10 Oct 2010 - 9:49 AM

Nice presentation.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 11:18 AM

Excellent example of the Stag practising his "scales" Sylvia. It sure was resouding well yesterday. Glad to see you kept the colours of the beast at a normal and natural looking level. Seen a few lately with colouring over enhanced.
Ron

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 12:08 PM

Fantastic capture Sylvia, you can almost see his tonsils and what he had for his breakfast. The view shows the full magnificent spread of his antlers. Great to finally get to meet you and trust the fear of being amongst them did not cause too much distress for you. Lol.

Paul

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SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 12:13 PM

this is a brill shot Sylvia, the framing and your timing spot on

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 12:27 PM

Great shot Sylvia and as Ron says it's good to see the color produced in a natural way, lovely detail too,
Geoff.

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bluetitblue
11 Oct 2010 - 9:05 PM

Excellent capture stunning image .

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2010 - 3:07 PM

He's practising for Britain's Got Talented Deer. *nodnod*

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chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2010 - 8:54 PM

An excellent image Sylvia.
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