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Stag 3

By CathyT  
I was so close I was scared.

Took the dog out this morning and this stag was really close to the path so I went back and got my camera and tripod. By the time I'd got back he was even closer to the path and just standing there, this was taken with a 70-300mm lens and I could only just get him in shot. one point he started coming towards me but luckily caught site of someone else along the path and changed his mind.

I've never tried to out run a stag before...



Tags: Wildlife and nature Stag stag antlers

Voters: NaturesHaven, Maddie, KathyW and 14 more

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Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 1:52PM
pmsl, wish i was there, i can just imagine you.....

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CathyT 13 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 1:54PM
i know......I was shaking, I thought it was going to charge. Tell Keith to get down there...apparently the local farmer if going to shoot it....nice hey.
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 3:18PM
I'm sure he wouldnt be allowed to shoot it "would he"? get your detective head on and report him lol
Richsr 12 91 223 England
18 Jan 2012 3:48PM
Good of him to wait around for you to get the camera Cathy, good details and tones too. V2 just for me
Regards Richard
CathyT 13 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 3:51PM
The wildlife officer is phoning me....
CathyT 13 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 3:54PM
Thanks Richard V1 is more true to life with the colour but I prefer the V2 too. Just a bit warmer....its pretty colourless in the forest at the mo.
rontear Plus
16 8 8 England
18 Jan 2012 4:41PM
A beautiful animal this young Stag ( there is no need to shoot it !!!) Cathy, well placed in the frame and aware of you. As for out running
forget it ! stand your ground instead and make a lot of noise !!
LesF 12 182 9
18 Jan 2012 6:14PM
Certainly giving you the evil eye Cathy, cracking of a capture though.

CathyT 13 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 6:54PM
Thanks Les and Ron......yeah he had his eye on me....and the dog.
19 Jan 2012 9:26AM
Rule of Thumb Cathy...........ALWAYS keep your distance,better safe than sorry !! He's only a young fella,but could still inflict some damage if he so wished.
I too prefer the slightly warmer tones in V2 and as you have stated,pretty bland ATM Sad
Well done capturing him though,despite the shaking Wink
All the Best
CathyT 13 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 11:41AM
Apparently the farmer has very right to shoot on his land as long as he has the correct riffle........Sad
zapar40 9 66 5 Wales
20 Jan 2012 9:17PM
a stunning capture, i ended up in the bushes after one of these came charging down the path towards me, i'll remember to make lots of noise next time, ( while cowering for cover that is)Smile
i hope he don't get hurt even if they can be dangerous.

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