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First Blood

By SurreyHillsMan      
Better "Large" if you've time

It was all kicking off this morning, I'm glad I stuck out the rain, these boys put on a fine show! .... If you've seen these guys at it, (or watch Autumn watch), you'll know the power and speed they move at...... very scary!

Thanks for lookng and the cc's on yesterday set of portraits,.. so not bad for an "old geezer" Smile

Jon
Monopod
1/500
f5.6
ISO800
Exposre comp + 1/3

Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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11 Oct 2009 1:11PM
great shot

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John_Frid 9 514 56 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 1:12PM
Nice action capture. Good detail and just a hint of movement in the legs.
skewey 9 31 England
11 Oct 2009 1:14PM
Great action shot Jon.
Paul
pberridge 7 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 1:15PM
Superb shot, can I ask where this is?
iancam 7 23 England
11 Oct 2009 1:20PM
Fantastic capture Jon, Superb detail and colour.
Ian
Graham_P 9 1 19 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 1:21PM
Super capture Jon, well worth the wait,
Graham.
11 Oct 2009 1:24PM
Excellent nature in action shot.
Regards Charles
JJ_A 9 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 1:26PM
Well captured, great action shot.
John
User_Removed Junior Member 9 16 England
11 Oct 2009 1:28PM
Great action capture Jon
Andrew
redshank 6 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 1:29PM
Wonderfully captured imageJon ,very dramatic piece of photography.
Martin
MikefromEbbw 8 69 2 Wales
11 Oct 2009 1:29PM
This is superb work Jon.One of the best pics of the Rut I have seen!
11 Oct 2009 1:35PM
Absolutely Superb capture and work, One to be proud off
11 Oct 2009 1:38PM
Great capture.

John
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
11 Oct 2009 1:45PM
Superb action capture, Jon, do they ever fight to the death? Carol
11 Oct 2009 1:49PM
Fantastic capture of this natural behaviour.

Well done Jon !

Chris
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
11 Oct 2009 1:54PM
Nicely captured Jon. This sight is very impressive indeed-- and you must have been quick to get a dab of ketchup on him !!! Much better than Autumn Watch.Only joking my friend and I admire your bravery to get this close.
Ron
Sampics 6 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 2:01PM

Quote:Excellent nature in action shot.
Sam.

Karrol 7 29 England
11 Oct 2009 2:10PM
Oh my! What a sight to see - your reqard for holding out in thr rain has been greatly rewarded - brilliant shot!

[hope you were wearing your thermals - old age and all that. Smile ]
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
11 Oct 2009 2:14PM
brill capture,one for my shortlist. what the male of a species put themselves through for lust! lesley
11 Oct 2009 2:51PM
very special shot cheers Dave
mudge Plus
13 124 75 England
11 Oct 2009 2:54PM
Great action shot
HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 3:25PM
Cracking capture mate.....looking forward to more.

*Mike*
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
11 Oct 2009 3:26PM
Superbly caught
Oliverpants 6 2 2 England
11 Oct 2009 3:26PM
Great shot, are they rutting or perhaps should I be calling it butting. Ann
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 3:28PM
Wow, nicely caught Jon, by the look of things I wouldn't want to be too close.

have a great weekend
Yung
mex Plus
8 23 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 3:41PM
excellent capture, thanks.
phil
Pegon 10 78 1 England
11 Oct 2009 3:56PM
A cracker. Well caught.
Pete.
maggieh 7 4 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 4:12PM
Well caught this makes a cracking image. Hope you were hiding behind a bush - these fellows can be agressive to anything that moves when they are in the mood.
maggie
PinkK 6 80 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 4:28PM
Superb capture!! Excellent work
11 Oct 2009 4:29PM
Very well caught, brilliant action image.
Thanks for sharing Chris
Stace Plus
7 2 2 England
11 Oct 2009 4:44PM
Great capture Jon

Stace
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
11 Oct 2009 4:49PM
Best rut shot i've ever seen Jon. Right time right place, but I say skill in getting the angle and timing here mate. Cracking bloody nose and action
Top shelf
Richard
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 4:58PM
Wow absolutely superb an image to be very proud of
Alexa
TerryMcK Plus
7 71 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 5:01PM
Professional photography on display here, Jon. A superb capture.
Terry
Cor 7 Belgium
11 Oct 2009 5:18PM
Better and better!
Cor
Cor 7 Belgium
11 Oct 2009 5:20PM
STUNNING!
Cor
Brian65 6 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 5:51PM
This has the WOW!! factor. Brian
Enmark 6 5 5 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 6:33PM
Nice piece of action caught here . The blacks have blocked up on the upper part of the image though.
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 7:06PM
Stunning capture Jon, excellent action shot
Steve
teocali Plus
8 421 18 England
11 Oct 2009 7:15PM
SUPERB action shot Jon - timed to perfection. You can almost hear them crashing through the undergrowth!
Sylvia
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 7:46PM
the old geezer did well with this image, bit scary - I did watch autumn watch and was riveted to the screen - a very well timed shot
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
11 Oct 2009 8:00PM
superb action captured to perfection.
Joan.
harrattp 9 11 4 England
11 Oct 2009 8:36PM
Awesome Jon.,

Paul
11 Oct 2009 10:04PM
CONGRATS ON EC
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Oct 2009 10:06PM
Well done
11 Oct 2009 10:09PM
Whayhey an EC!!! .... cheers Pete
starliz 11 1.6k 3 England
11 Oct 2009 10:09PM
a natural shot at its very best,superb work.

congrats on EC.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
11 Oct 2009 10:13PM
Congrats mate, well earnt
Richard
phil_j Plus
9 133 4 England
11 Oct 2009 10:17PM
Great shot Jon, and worthy of the EC it has gained.
Congrats.

Phil
LesF Plus
9 182 9
11 Oct 2009 10:28PM
Superb

LesF
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 11:15PM
superb, certainly EC worthy
bunSmile
justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
12 Oct 2009 10:00AM
A top shot Jon and one which captures the essence of the rut perfectly. The blood on the face of one of the stags makes the image/scene even more dramatic.
Congrats on the E.C.

Justin
arhb Plus
8 2.8k 68 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 10:33AM
A superb capture Jon, the picture tells the story.
Congratz on the EC, you certainly deserve it.
Wooly 10 112 4 England
12 Oct 2009 11:03AM
Excellent. Congrats on the EC.

Alan
12 Oct 2009 12:08PM
This is stunning.
Scott
MikeRC Plus
10 3.6k United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 1:30PM
....brilliant.

....Mike
49er 9 564
12 Oct 2009 3:11PM
nice natural action shot
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
12 Oct 2009 5:56PM
Well done Jon,getting this close,you must have had your heart in your mouth !!
Excellent timing.
StevenPrice 11 30 2 England
13 Oct 2009 11:10AM
excellent
Ian-Munro 8 200 15 Wales
13 Oct 2009 1:41PM
congrats Jon this is incredible.

Ian
AlleyCatz 9 274 6 England
13 Oct 2009 3:15PM
Excellent capture Jon....and congrats on your EC Smile


~Alley~
Haynesy 6 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 1:05AM
Hey Johnny, Absolutely wonderful capture of `First Blood` on the `rut`, excellent comp and timing, They really are wonderful guys in the wild, Superb M8 !
Regards
Haynesy
whipspeed Plus
11 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 10:13AM
That is absolutely stunning and a well deserved EC.
Bonico 5 Romania
15 Oct 2010 7:57AM
Great scene/capture!
Bogdan

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