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Hot under the collar

By MossyOak  
One from very early O'Clock today at Bushy Park. Very cold temperatures and fortunately this Stag was a bit hot under the collar after defending his harem and thus heavily breathing hot air into the cold of morning aided with a very good sunrise from his right and from behind to show it all. Good planning and positioning expecting this and some fast moving after spending 30 minutes watching a Kingfisher close by.
Many thanks for the CC's on the recent Bushy uploads, really appreciated.

Tags: Morning Cold Stag Sunrise Coffee Bushy park Red deer Chilly Rutting Wildlife and nature Bacon Sandwiches

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Comments


ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 2:12PM
Well taken, great shot.
Ali

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love it great shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 2:22PM
Great shot Richard, great steamy breath
David
27 Oct 2012 2:26PM
i think you could make a little bit more of this shot, there is a little bit of light showing
to the side and directly behind, i think with a little bit of photoshop dodging and burning
you could have yourself a really nice picture indeed,the breath condensing in the cool air
is really nice...well seen
27 Oct 2012 2:30PM
Lovely capture well done.

Keith.
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
27 Oct 2012 2:32PM

Quote:I think you could make a little bit more of this shot, there is a little bit of light showing
to the side and directly behind, i think with a little bit of photoshop dodging and burning
you could have yourself a really nice picture indeed,the breath condensing in the cool air
is really nice...well seen


Thankyou Ron, but if you read my narrative it explains that is what I was after with a slight rim light and positioning to show the breath which unless it is backlit does not show half as good.Wink
cabmanstu 4 7 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 2:59PM
Fabulous capture..... nice work !

Stu.
27 Oct 2012 3:02PM
Outstanding!
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
27 Oct 2012 3:50PM
Top class.
27 Oct 2012 4:18PM
Excellent shot.
jj
Superb image Richard
Glyn
andy p 12
27 Oct 2012 6:39PM
This nature photo belongs in a sportsman's calendar......great capture.
Mike_S 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 7:12PM
What a great shot Richard.
Mike.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
27 Oct 2012 7:16PM
Timed to perfection Richard. A lovely shot; and what a pleasure to see some light instead of all the foggy mornings of late.
Ron
DerekL 11 165 24 England
27 Oct 2012 7:22PM
Great image Richard.
Like the back lighting effect on the breath.

Derek
27 Oct 2012 8:23PM
Looks like you have put the 5 (or 6!!) P's to extremely good use here. Excellent shot - love the lighting and the breath is the WOW factor to this one IMHO. Another cracker from your good self! Lou
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 8:52PM
Excellent work Richard love it
justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
28 Oct 2012 10:24AM
A good atmospheric shot with the backlit breath and early morning sunlight. I think a lower viewpoint would have worked better here, not only in giving a more intimate view of the stag, but also it would have eliminated the visible path in the background, which is often half the battle at Bushy Park.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
28 Oct 2012 11:03AM
Superbly timed and taken to catch that dramatic "breath" moment, Richard. Lovely colours in the natural bracken environment.
Sylvia
28 Oct 2012 3:06PM
shows real drama stunning shot

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