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The final image in the series from this years red deer rut at Ashton Court Estate in Bristol, taken back at the end of October on a visit there with the Big O, epzer "AdeOsman". This beast has featured in a number of my uploads already and was definitely as loud as the afforementioned Bristolian!WinkGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 234.4 - 781.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Oct 2012 - 12:59 PM
Focal Length:439mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Bellowing Stag
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:4 Dec 2012 - 9:16 AM
Tags:Ashton court estate, Bristol, Red deer stag, The rut, Wildlife / nature
Votes:62

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debu
debu  5 India
4 Dec 2012 - 9:20 AM

Superbly captured.
debu

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rayme330
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4 Dec 2012 - 9:27 AM

Last of a cracking series, Ed. Well captured.

Ray

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 9:30 AM

A wonderful image to end your series with, Ed, and I love the write-up Wink Carol

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Maiwand
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4 Dec 2012 - 9:37 AM

Looks like he is going out on a really high note Ed.!!!GrinGrinGrin

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 9:42 AM

Lovely capture Ed enjoyed the series

Brian.....................

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8779 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1267 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 9:59 AM

The Alpha Male in person. Well I was referring to the stag...
Moira

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RonnieAG
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4 Dec 2012 - 10:39 AM

Bellowing to the rest of them but with eye turned on you, Ed: great shot once again.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
4 Dec 2012 - 10:42 AM

Down but not out !! A great capture !!

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Hop-A-Long
4 Dec 2012 - 11:02 AM

Lovely capture.

Andy

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Richsr
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4 Dec 2012 - 11:03 AM

Good timing and light/ tones in this
Regards Richard

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4 Dec 2012 - 11:11 AM

A wonderful bellowing image Ed, great detail and wonderfully captured light.

Regards Nathan

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:45 AM

It's been a great series with this final one being a real top shot!

Ann

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Irishkate
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4 Dec 2012 - 11:52 AM

Great close up of this fellow letting everyone know he's there.
Magnificent antlers.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe
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4 Dec 2012 - 12:48 PM

He is looking at you againGrinGrin
Great series!
Diane

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FeatherFriend

Great shot to end the series Ed, lovely detail and attitude captured here,
Geoff.

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WindowonWildlife

Excellent eye contact Ed, well spotted mate Smile

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Daisymaye
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4 Dec 2012 - 1:45 PM

Well timed Ed. A great shot.......Sandy

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4 Dec 2012 - 2:11 PM

Fabulous shot Ed Grin

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taggart
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4 Dec 2012 - 2:16 PM

A wonderful deer portrait!

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AnnChown
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4 Dec 2012 - 3:07 PM

This is an excellent image to end your series Ed - great eye contact!
Ann

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4 Dec 2012 - 4:14 PM

Excellent Ed, nice timing,
Fred.

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Norfolkboy
4 Dec 2012 - 4:19 PM

Nice one, Ed.
Colin

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LynneJoyce
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4 Dec 2012 - 4:25 PM

He's obviously shattered Ed, after all his hard work! Lovely shot.

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4 Dec 2012 - 6:26 PM

For me. one of the best of the series Ed', a very good capture indeed.

John Smile

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ChristineD
4 Dec 2012 - 7:35 PM

A wonderful image and write up

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4 Dec 2012 - 8:53 PM

You've done it again Ed - superb detail.
Brian.

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4 Dec 2012 - 8:53 PM

I fine shot with which to end the series, Ed, which has been a joy throughout.

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4 Dec 2012 - 9:14 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks folks, they are much appreciated. There will be one more upload of a fallow doe tomorrow and that will be it this year for deer, Ed

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Chinga
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6 Dec 2012 - 2:43 PM

He is rather photogenic! Once again a great shot! Grin
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8 Dec 2012 - 11:40 PM

A good 16 pointer EdWink

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TwistedHearts
27 Dec 2012 - 8:13 PM

Such an enjoyable expression!!! Wonderful pose and capture! Smile

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