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Moving fast!!

By Lillian  
Being chased by a larger stag and another in the thick fog
and coming up behind another one..what fun!

V2 is where I was in his way and he swerved off into the bracken
V3 The big stag who was doing the chasing...but missed his feet so a version

Taken at Bushy Park Surrey

Thank Bob for your User Award on Daxie
and to you all for taking the time to leave a comment
very much appreciated


Tags: General Bracken Wildlife and nature Stags chasing

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PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
26 Oct 2012 8:06AM
Another excellent image, Lillian!



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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Oct 2012 8:11AM
Wonderful timing, Lillian, it must have been a great day out Smile Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 8:20AM
Excellent documentary series on the antics involved in the rut.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 8:23AM
fantastic set lillian brilliant misty detail wonderful tones v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 8:23AM
Wow! You were brave to stand your ground Lillian. These are excellent action shots.
26 Oct 2012 8:24AM
Super images Lillian, V1 a bit special,
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
26 Oct 2012 8:28AM
This has been a stunning series of images.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 8:29AM
WOW Lillian, your braver than me, though what i loose in the bravery department I more than make up for in the stupidly department Tongue What a fantastic set of images, excellent timing and composition, love them all

RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 8:36AM
A beautifully captured set of images.
In the rutting season they can be dangerous!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
26 Oct 2012 8:36AM
Three fantastic and wonderful captures,Lillian ,very well done,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
26 Oct 2012 9:03AM
It's like the Charge Of The Light Brigade........well caught......GrinGrin
26 Oct 2012 9:06AM
quite an experience to see let alone capture so brilliantly Lillian stunning work
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Oct 2012 9:10AM
A head on experience, and not that far off given just 250mm.lens: great action shots in very misty conditions.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
26 Oct 2012 9:10AM
Gosh, Nature in the raw! It's clearly not easy being a stag. Beautifully captured.

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 9:28AM
Super set of images Lillian, regards, Alf.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 9:30AM
A wonderful collection you have here Lilian. My heart would have missed a beat on v2 as he was coming this way.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 9:30AM
Given recent events at Bushy you were brave to stand your ground Lillian. Very atmospheric. Smile

26 Oct 2012 10:11AM
Great set Lillian bet your heart was in your mouth .
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 10:31AM
Great atmospheric action shots Lillian and that was pretty close!!!
26 Oct 2012 10:38AM
Wow! At least he swerved. Terrific captures.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
26 Oct 2012 10:47AM
Nice Captures! Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 10:54AM
great action captured
But where were you ??????
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Oct 2012 11:08AM
A good set of capture Lillian, not sure I would have stood there if they were heading for me
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 11:14AM
These images are so full of atmosphere and a wonderful feel of autumn.
Are they dangerous to go near when the rut is on?
At Aviemore we went with a group who fed the deer and we were allowed
in with them. They nudged my camera bag but I didn't feel in any danger.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Oct 2012 12:32PM
Must be a great experience capturing these beautiful animals Smile A wonderful set, Lillian, and you've captured the atmosphere and weather conditions very nicely Wink
Trev Smile
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 1:01PM
Great shots Lillian - you were very brave - while you were taking these i was hid behind a big tree!

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
26 Oct 2012 1:24PM
Fine shots Lillian and luckily you escaped unhurt. I have seen this and others much closer so I am afraid I stand clear and use a longer lens.!!
gwynn56 6 87 England
26 Oct 2012 1:57PM
beautiful capture Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
26 Oct 2012 2:24PM
No fog there today Lillian! But also no Deer, as it started to rain about 10am after looking for two and a half hours only saw one stag and five females, you were right we left it to late in the year, will know better next year, excellent captures.


pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 3:17PM
For heavens sake Lillian, yes great shots but for goodness sake be careful, as Ron so rightly says many we have seen taking pics and they have come a cropper. I wouldn't be so close myself seen too many near misses and these are large animals they can give hefty wallop if they run into you even by accidentSad
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
26 Oct 2012 3:53PM
I am going out on a limb here Lillian and suggesting that they have been cropped heavily as a lot of noise is evident in the closer ones which the 5d is said to be very good at handling, and I would challenge anyone to carry on taking pictures with a stag coming straight at them and that close. This comes from so much experience in these subjects.
I like the timing catching him mid stride and in retreat and catching the bracken environment as well.
Hopefully I can catch some more tomorrow if conditions are right.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Oct 2012 4:18PM
ha ha --- I can just see you captured by those horns flying along after his girlfriend--- Nice work here!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 4:23PM
3 fab images.
26 Oct 2012 5:13PM
another 3 excellent captures Lillian very fine and great atmosphere

26 Oct 2012 5:17PM
Great trio Lillian, with V2 being my fav', I love the comp' and the Eye contact.

John Smile
It looks as though you could have reached out and touched him! Love this set Lillian, V2 is also my favourite Grin
Forture favours the brave and for that you get some excellent captures. good work Lillian love the action captures.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 7:39PM
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
26 Oct 2012 7:41PM
Absolutely Stunning photography Lillian.
26 Oct 2012 9:37PM
Another of your excellent images in this series Lillian
26 Oct 2012 9:41PM
Three fantastic images Lillian,beautifully taken..Lin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Oct 2012 11:55PM
perfect timing and great detail in spite of the fog
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
27 Oct 2012 1:04AM
Oh wow! Ann.
Tibetan 5 3 England
27 Oct 2012 11:19AM
Great set that was a close call Lillian, well done you love the three shots, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
27 Oct 2012 11:22AM
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 5:20PM
Another super shot you really have some great shots from this trip - Elizabeth xx
perkyjude 6 46 11 England
28 Oct 2012 10:44AM
Stunning... I love it, technically wonderful, compositionally brilliant and full of atmosphere. Well done.
28 Oct 2012 11:36AM
Excellent images ! Great to see. Brave shots ! Gill
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Oct 2012 5:42PM
A terrific set of action shots Lillian, v2 is my favourite

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