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Backlit Stag

By justin c

One from last week.
As the day drew to a close this young stag stood up to see what was happening around him, no doubt with a view of moving in on any unattended hinds in the vicinity.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: janet, AllyN, King0 and 160 more

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janet Plus
15 27 England
19 Oct 2009 8:55AM
A wonderful capture! This is the image I have in my mind to try and get one day. If I do half as well as you I will be pleased.


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King0 Plus
12 10
19 Oct 2009 8:58AM
Brilliant - simple as!
AlleyCatz Plus
11 274 6 England
19 Oct 2009 9:07AM
Superb capture....a large view is a must.

Excellent light and mist, a classic photo. Dave
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 9:14AM
full of the early morning atmosphere a picture to be proud of
AlleyCatz Plus
11 274 6 England
19 Oct 2009 9:23AM
Congrats on your EC Smile

Great Shot!!
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
19 Oct 2009 9:40AM
Thank you very much for the E.C. Pete Smile Smile
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Oct 2009 9:42AM
Absolutely brilliant, Justin.
Lovely shot !

19 Oct 2009 9:53AM
Stunning Justin..... so well deserved EC

... thanks for you award on Saturday by the way Smile

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
19 Oct 2009 9:55AM
Great capture - stands out with the tones and light.
Well done on the EC.
Regards Richard.
19 Oct 2009 10:06AM
superb image
arhb Plus
10 3.3k 68 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 10:53AM
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
19 Oct 2009 10:58AM
Thanks for looking Smile
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 11:23AM
Wow - very impressive shot.
19 Oct 2009 11:43AM
brilliant shot.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 12:06PM

Phil_Morgan Plus
11 182 1 Wales
19 Oct 2009 12:18PM
Can't see how it can be bettered! A perfect capture Smile
Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
19 Oct 2009 1:52PM
Now that is what I would call a sublime image Justin.

Shroomer 11 14 167 England
19 Oct 2009 2:48PM
This is just the shot we all try to get Justin. Conditions have to be exactly right and you have it nailed here. Late sun, low temperature and great positioning
Cracking capture
Greyheron Plus
15 282 7 England
19 Oct 2009 3:18PM

justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
19 Oct 2009 4:11PM
Thanks for stopping by Wink
JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
19 Oct 2009 4:22PM

Congrats on well deserved EC!

martin.w Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 4:41PM
A very worthy image...superb work Smile
19 Oct 2009 5:07PM
Just brilliant.. well done
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
19 Oct 2009 5:44PM
Deserves to be on a wall this image Justin. Worth a h/c and more ! Ron.
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
19 Oct 2009 5:48PM
Thank you.
Philip_P Plus
12 71 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 6:30PM
Wonderful shot Justin, fab lighting & great atmosphere, Congrats on a well deserved EC
19 Oct 2009 9:05PM
A fine animal caught beautifully - the condensation from his breath making you catch the moment as he no doubt tests the scents in the air.
19 Oct 2009 10:27PM
Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
19 Oct 2009 10:54PM
All been said, superb Image Justin, congrats Smile

20 Oct 2009 4:09PM
Superb image of a wonderful young Stag, caught beautifully in great light.Well done Justin,
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
20 Oct 2009 9:35PM
Gorgeous capture Justin - wonderful light and tones.
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
20 Oct 2009 10:02PM
Thank you Smile
Enmark Plus
8 5 5 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2009 9:35AM
Hi Justin . appealing shot filled with atmosphere .Lovely tones and beautifully processed
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
21 Oct 2009 10:08AM
Cheers Mark.
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
21 Oct 2009 6:53PM
Thanks for the award Cole, only just spotted it. Smile
22 Oct 2009 12:02PM
Love this - Great work
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
23 Oct 2009 12:10AM
Backlighting to perfection in my eyes. I love the way we have the rim light around the body, and the subtle monochrome hue. The breath is perfect in the frame and the overall feel is exquisite. I never thought I'd say I wanted a picture of a deer on the wall, but if I did it would be this one.
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
23 Oct 2009 10:08AM
Thank you very much Pete. That's a very kind compliment Smile
23 Oct 2009 12:17PM
really i wish it was mine!
23 Oct 2009 12:29PM do i som........jee
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2009 2:32PM
top shot!!!

justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
26 Oct 2009 10:52AM
Oh wow! Just noticed this has been chosen as the Photo of the Week.
Thanks very much Pete, that was an unexpected and very nice suprise. Thank you.Smile Smile
26 Oct 2009 11:11AM
Wow, What a beautiful shot, Well done on the photo of the week award.
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2009 11:39AM
congratulations on your POW Justin. Well derserved.

Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
26 Oct 2009 11:57AM
well done on the POTW.
PLCimagery Plus
11 77 1 England
26 Oct 2009 12:33PM
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
26 Oct 2009 12:44PM
Thank you.
alfpics Plus
16 362 2 England
26 Oct 2009 1:51PM
26 Oct 2009 4:54PM
What a shot....just fantastic...
IanFlindt Plus
13 740 21 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2009 8:32PM
An image as beautiful and impressive as its subject. Many, many congratulations, Justin.
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
26 Oct 2009 9:35PM
Many thanks.
26 Oct 2009 9:49PM
Fabulous lighting! Beautiful coloured atmosphere, nice looking buck, and the mist coming out of his nose is the icing on the cake. Certainly deserving of POTW.
26 Oct 2009 10:10PM
Nice one. Excellent image.
Dedeman 8 8 Romania
27 Oct 2009 11:54AM
Scutter Plus
10 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 12:05PM
Justly deserved POTW !
27 Oct 2009 2:30PM
Stunning capture and well worth the wait for a shot like that.
Such a beautiful shot, thoroughly deserves its title as POTW!
Congratulations on both the shot and the award Smile
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
28 Oct 2009 4:56PM
Thank you.
User_Removed 11 11 11 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 8:07PM
A stunning image!

Chris C
29 Oct 2009 6:44AM
SoooooooooNice !
nicktg Plus
9 24 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 11:11AM
I don't normally comment on photo's as most people know more than me but this is a stunner. I wish I could get one half as good!

justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
29 Oct 2009 5:55PM
Many thanks Smile
redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2009 7:15PM
Beautiful captured image.
Alan_Coles Plus
12 178 11 Wales
30 Oct 2009 9:41PM
Another brilliant example of wildlife photography....get it out to the sellable section, its a winner!
Serkta Plus
10 42 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2009 10:07PM
Well done on POTW Justin it's a stunner.
Cheers, Raife
Emmog Plus
8 38 1 England
31 Oct 2009 7:18PM
Superb backlighting and well timed to get the water vapour coming from it's mouth.
One of the best images I've had the pleasure of seeing! Many congratulations.
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
1 Nov 2009 3:14PM
Thank you Smile
Fantastic image
anpix Plus
9 88 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2009 3:41PM
Brilliant shot was in Scotland for half term saw a stag like this and followed it up the hill only got a rubbish tourist shot of it and seeing the difference is amazing

very pleased for you
keep these shots coming

1 Nov 2009 5:19PM
Great capture really well composed deserves all it's awards well done.

justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
1 Nov 2009 6:39PM
Many thanks and thank you to Andy (anpix) for the user award.
2 Nov 2009 12:00AM
Congrats on POTW Justin... well deserved mate!

justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
2 Nov 2009 8:31AM
Thanks Jon.
21 Nov 2009 4:23PM
Wish I had taken this excellent shot - wonderful!
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
21 Nov 2009 6:21PM
Thank you.
What everybody else said Smile
9 Feb 2010 2:01PM
Very classic and elegant in the same time. Simplicity bring some time a very distiquish note. Congrats
A shot I dream off taking one day - Excellent
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
14 Feb 2010 11:05PM
Thank you.
17 Feb 2010 3:23PM
This is beautifully poetic. Really wonderful.
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
18 Feb 2010 9:59AM
Thank you.
superb shot. wall hanging stuff. 1 for my faves.
Awesome Justin. Beautifully processed alsoSmile
beautiful. period.

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