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Red Deer Stag

By philhomer  
Now is this Wildlife? It is certainly not a pet but it is part of a managed herd of around 400 animals - Red and Fallow.

Learned, or rather it was pointed out yesterday, that Red and Fallow do not share the same names ie a male Red is a Stag whereas it's Fallow counterpart is a Buck... i had always assumed that the terms were simply interchangeable.

Same scenario re Hind and Doe, and also for the young.

Tags: Stag Deer Red deer Rut Wildlife and nature

Voters: Glostopcat, senn, cabbie and 21 more

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senn Plus
4 4 1 Belgium
20 Oct 2013 5:04PM
very emblematic; .. grrreat capture indeed

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20 Oct 2013 5:09PM
Top notch well done indeed

Bob
keithh Plus
12 24.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Oct 2013 5:16PM
I don't know of any Red herds that aren't managed to some extent but this doesn't need the texture background adding. It's a bit ropey around the head and antlers and adds nothing in terms of atmosphere or content.
philhomer Plus
5 59 32 England
20 Oct 2013 5:24PM
many thanks folks, always interesting to see such diverse viewpoints ie a UA and (in some eyes) a critical one within minutes - personally believe we should all feel free to give and receive critique, and it is fair to say that the time i give over to editing is a tad on the shorter side than most
justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
20 Oct 2013 5:48PM

Quote:Now is this Wildlife?


Give him a pat on the head and he'll soon let you know just how wild and full of life he is !! GrinWink

I like the pose and the placement within the frame works quite well. I'm not so keen on the elevated viewpoint looking down towards the deer and would have preferred a more eye-level viewpoint. You've also got a strange dark halo around the top edge of his nose.
philhomer Plus
5 59 32 England
20 Oct 2013 10:31PM

Quote:Now is this Wildlife?

Give him a pat on the head and he'll soon let you know just how wild and full of life he is !! GrinWink

I like the pose and the placement within the frame works quite well. I'm not so keen on the elevated viewpoint looking down towards the deer and would have preferred a more eye-level viewpoint. You've also got a strange dark halo around the top edge of his nose.




halo noted as above.. re viewpoint - couldn't get any lower as wall already lying in the mud for this and was worried that an attempt at new position may mean losing him entirely
21 Oct 2013 10:27AM
Beautiful animal well captured. I love the background its like a painting.

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