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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
9 Oct 2012 8:15AM
Excellent ! I love this image Smile

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capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 9:36AM
A top image, all the atmosphere of the coming rut.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 10:34AM
A Runnable Stag

When the pods went pop on the broom, green broom,
And apples began to be golden-skinn'd,
We harbour'd a stag in the Priory coomb,
And we feather'd his trail up-wind, up-wind,
We feather'd his trail up-wind-
A stag of warrant, a stag, a stag,
A runnable stag, a kingly crop,
Brow, bay and tray and three on top,
A stag, a runnable stag.

Then the huntsman's horn rang yap, yap yap,
And 'Forwards' we heard the harbourer shout;
But 'twas only a brocket that broke a gap
In the beechen underwood, driven out,
From the underwood antler'd out
By warrant and might of the stag, the stag,
The runnable stag, whose lordly mind
Was bent on sleep though beam'd and tined
He stood, a runnable stag

So we tufted the covert till afternoon
With Tinkerman's Pup and Bell- of-the-North;
And hunters were sulky and hounds out of tune
Before we tufted the right stag forth,
Before we tufted him forth,
The stag of warrant, the wily stag,
The runnable stag with his kingly crop,
Brow, bay and tray and three on top,
The royal and runnable stag.

It was Bell-of-the-North and Tinkerman's Pup
That stuck to the scent till the copse was drawn.
'Tally ho! tally ho!' and the hunt was up,
The tufters whipp'd and the pack laid on,
The resolute pack laid on,
And the stag of warrant away at last,
The runnable stag, the same, the same,
His hoofs on fire, his horns like flame,
A stag, a runnable stag.

'Let your gelding be: if you check or chide
He stumbles at once and you're out of the hunt
For three hundred gentlemen, able to ride,
On hunters accustom'd to bear the brunt,
Accustom'd to bear the brunt,
Are after the runnable stag, the stag,
The runnable stag with his kingly crop,
Brow, bay and tray and three on top,
The right, the runnable stag.

By perilous paths in coomb and dell,
The heather, the rocks, and the river-bed,
The pace grew hot, for the scent lay well,
And a runnable stag goes right ahead,
The quarry went right ahead--
Ahead, ahead, and fast and far;
His antler'd crest, his cloven hoof,
Brow, bay and tray and three aloof,
The stag, the runnable stag.

For a matter of twenty miles and more,
By the densest hedge and the highest wall,
Through herds of bullocks lie baffled the lore
Of harbourer, huntsman, hounds and all,
Of harbourer, hounds and all
The stag of warrant, the wily stag,
For twenty miles, and five and five,
He ran, and he never was caught alive,
This stag, this runnable stag.

When he turn'd at bay in the leafy gloom,
In the emerald gloom where the brook ran deep
He heard in the distance the rollers boom,
And he saw In a vision of peaceful sleep
In a wonderful vision of sleep,
A stag of warrant, a stag, a stag,
A runnable stag in a jewell'd bed,
Under the sheltering ocean dead,
A stag, a runnable stag.

So a fateful hope lit up his eye,
And he open'd his nostrils wide again,
And he toss'd his branching antlers high
As he headed the hunt down the Charlock glen,
As he raced down the echoing glen
For five miles more, the stag, the stag,
For twenty miles, and five and five,
Not to be caught now, dead or alive,
The stag, the runnable stag.

Three hundred gentleman, able to ride,
Three hundred horses as gallant and free,
Beheld him escape on the evening tide,
Far out till he sank in the Severn Sea,
Till he sank in the depths of the sea
The stag, the buoyant stag, the stag
That slept at last in a jewell'd bed
Under the sheltering ocean spread,
The stag, the runnable stag.

Regards Nathan
surfinsurveyor 8 697 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 10:37AM
Wonderful timing, exposure and a bold image. Like it! GrinGrin

Keith
9 Oct 2012 11:00AM
Super shot and a very beautiful animal! Well spotted, as well!Smile
Regards Valery
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 12:59PM
Very nice work good timing...
I like it..
A good comp with sharpness and detail...

Dave
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 1:21PM
Great shot!
Diane
9 Oct 2012 2:15PM
tops!!!
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 3:20PM
A top class shot,
Ali
bokeh 8 2 Romania
9 Oct 2012 3:53PM
excellent shot!!!
9 Oct 2012 7:25PM
You should have said Hello Smile The rest of the EPZ crew were there too Tongue
9 Oct 2012 7:41PM
Great capture well good composition.
Gary

Quote:You should have said Hello Smile The rest of the EPZ crew were there too Tongue


I maybe did Grin. I spoke to lots of other photographers.
User_Removed 3 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 9:44PM
What a great photo, nicly taken and detail so supurb.

BobSmileSmileSmile
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
10 Oct 2012 2:50PM

Quote:The Hills are Alive ...


Not with the sound of music though Wink

Cracking shot, just oozes detail and attitude,
Geoff.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
13 Oct 2012 2:27PM
A tremendous in your face shot of this magnificent beast, he certainly is a magnificent specimen
Mike_S 5 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 6:52PM
Fantastic moment captured Malcolm - delighted to make it deservedly 30 for you.

Mike.

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