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By Maiwand
Red Deer Stag

I used a long lens of course but did not get as close as this appears !!! This is quite a considerable crop on the original but I like to think its a good testament to the quality of Nikon gear that its has held excellent detail. He has got a really superb stand of Antlers. Cropping-levels and minimum sharpening is about it. I was amused at the way it came up as it clearly shows how these guys manage to make so much noise at this time of the year- hence the title alsoGrin
My very grateful thanks, as always, for the tremendous response to the Red Squirrel. You are very generous.


Tags: Wildlife and nature Busheyand Humourand Wildlife and NatureandNoise

Voters: Daisymaye, TraceyPaper, gabymarian and 94 more

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21 Oct 2011 3:23PM
Great shot....very sharp....
Best regards. Sofian.

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21 Oct 2011 3:31PM
Great close-up, is that his tonsils down there in the dark? Awesome!.............Sandy
21 Oct 2011 3:31PM
Love it. What an expression to capture. Excellent shot.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
21 Oct 2011 3:33PM
Thanks Sofian,Tracey and Sandy. I thought perhaps I could see a glimpse of the tonsils Sandy !!
21 Oct 2011 3:34PM
Excelent moment & composition!
DannoM 8 58 England
21 Oct 2011 3:35PM
Winner all they way!
Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 3:41PM
Marvellous crop Ron, and so sharp and clear too.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
21 Oct 2011 3:48PM
Fantastic close-up Ron.

Cormy 9 3 England
21 Oct 2011 3:50PM
Cracker down the red lane.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 4:03PM
Amazing. Carole
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
21 Oct 2011 4:10PM
Fantastic, Ron. Carol
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
21 Oct 2011 4:10PM
Great detail and the crop is spot on to produce and excellent composition. Nice one indeed.

acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 4:11PM
Stunning shot Ron. If I hadn't already given away my UA today, you would of had it it for this wonderful image.........Martin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Oct 2011 4:14PM
A terrific image of this magnificent beast, what a ferocious expression you've captured on his face. You must have balls of steel to get this close and personal with him!Wink
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
21 Oct 2011 4:21PM
Thanks everyone.
21 Oct 2011 4:22PM
Blimey that is a big mouth.

There have been several shots on EPZ showing stags with their mouth open and roaring. This is, IMO, the best of them.
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
21 Oct 2011 4:22PM
Glad you had a long lens - I wouldn't want to get that close! Shows the power of the animal.

21 Oct 2011 4:25PM
This is a stunning close up of the red deer ron I agree with you nikon lens sharpness
but dont take anything away from the guy who is behind the camera you have handled
this shot fab and the detail and sharpness is spot on
21 Oct 2011 4:27PM
Amazing capture Ron. One of the best of the season Wink
21 Oct 2011 4:29PM
Fabulous shot Ron - well done !

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 4:38PM
Terrific shot ! the tight framing, & exquisite quality.....1st class stuff !!!!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
21 Oct 2011 4:42PM
The full frame sensor no doubt helps to contribute to the detail the lens can pick up, and the other great advantage of the 700 is that you can really push up the ISO level with minimal noise.
But still a remarkable image, Ron.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 4:43PM
fantastic detail ron belting comp wonderful colours and tones a stunner nice one Wink
7 10 10 England
21 Oct 2011 4:45PM
Oh Yes this is excellent.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
21 Oct 2011 4:49PM
Definately a dentists eye view of this one Ron. I wont mention the Nikon quality, we always save that for passing the time waiting for the next shot Wink
Canon would have been better though...oops Grin
I really like the crop on this Ron and it works very well in square format. Great sharp eye detail and the glint of 'i'm going to get you soon'
Cracking capture
What a great evening last night by the way.
21 Oct 2011 5:14PM
Oh Ron - what more can I add - I think it's all been said already. For once words really do fail me & if you had met me you would know that very rarely happens. Grin Lou
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 5:36PM
A very impressive shot, Ron, even with a heavy crop.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
21 Oct 2011 6:10PM
I am overwhelmed, as usual, by your genorosity. Thanks all.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 6:50PM
Wow! - absolutely stunning shot Ron and an absolute winner.
Rev2 Plus
6 290 2 England
21 Oct 2011 7:07PM
An excellent shot, the crop & presentation work really well.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
21 Oct 2011 7:22PM
A "Show Stopper" Ron (why can't my D700 take pics like this Grin - don't answer that !) ...Bill
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
21 Oct 2011 7:56PM
Right down the throat - a superb close look at this stag Ron.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 8:10PM
Another "I wish I'd taken that" image! Top quality
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 9:13PM
fabulous close up with that lensWink
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 9:20PM
Go to the top of the class, for this one RonGrin

21 Oct 2011 9:37PM
Stunning shot Ron.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Oct 2011 9:59PM
I was so impressed, didn't even realize that there were 2 other awards.. glad to make it a triple. and yes, hope my 500mm will give me that kind of satisfaction one day
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 10:42PM
That's amazing, Ron, and I've never seen such a good shot of the stag, you even have symmetry in the antlers. So pleased to see the appreciative awards, so well deserved.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
21 Oct 2011 10:54PM
Absolutely superb, Ron - terrific detail - the eyes are amazing and I love the comp.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
22 Oct 2011 5:17AM
Thanks all.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
22 Oct 2011 11:22AM
Very deserving of the awards Ron, an excellent close crop which hasn't affected the cracking detail captured here, the only thing missing here is recognition from the team at the moment.................fingers crossed Wink
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
22 Oct 2011 11:29AM
A cracker Ron he is giving it some serious Welly,
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
22 Oct 2011 12:05PM
He definitely means business.....I wouldn't argue with this one!
Your crop is super, as are the details here.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 12:11PM
Definitely a superb image and can almost see that last meal he had . A magnificent shot
Awesome timing
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
22 Oct 2011 1:25PM

Quote:Very deserving of the awards Ron, an excellent close crop which hasn't affected the cracking detail captured here, the only thing missing here is recognition from the team at the moment.................fingers crossed Wink

Thanks Geoff. You know my views on this. 'Nuff saidGrin
Thanks everyone
elkiebrooks 13 83 5 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 4:17PM
Absolutely stunning Ron. No other words to describe it.
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 4:34PM
22 Oct 2011 7:22PM
wonderful shot
janty66 9 3 England
22 Oct 2011 7:56PM
1st class, outstanding....
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 8:04PM
WOW! Ron youve hit the jackpot with this one, best ive ever seen, fantastic!!!
22 Oct 2011 8:05PM
WOW Wink As mentioned Ron...............1st Class mate
maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
22 Oct 2011 8:20PM
ohhhhh my!!!!!!
amazing shot Smile

Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 10:06PM
wow, he looks ready to swallow you up, but I now read all about this and see you were at a safe distance....

Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
23 Oct 2011 4:38AM
Superb image Ron
23 Oct 2011 11:01AM
What amazing tonsils!!. Outstanding image Ron. A
LexEquine 10 19 United States
23 Oct 2011 7:19PM
'Great Take,...Mate~ Peter Smile
24 Oct 2011 1:17PM
It certainly has been all said - what a shot - an absolute beauty and can't understand how come I missed it...Jo
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2011 6:45PM
Thanks Ron, congrats on all your awardsSmileSmileSmile
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2011 8:13PM
Great image Ron, congrats on all the awards Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
25 Oct 2011 11:50AM
Absolutely superb and fully deserving of all the UA's.

Glyn1 7 4 1 England
25 Oct 2011 11:57AM
Amazing shot, I can almost see out the other end WinkWink Brilliant shot & crop Ron.

A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2011 4:39PM
wonderful capture, superb lighting and detail. excellent work.
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2011 6:16PM
Quality shot Ron, that 500mm f4 VR is some bit of kit, to show all that detail after a large crop, superb.
Mind you it still needs a skilful operator to now how to use it to its full potential.
Excellent work Ron, top shot..............

Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 12:33PM
Maybe one day my Nikon gear will stand me proud as well Wink - a fantastic shot Ron with just enough dof to get the detail on the head of this proud beast - a ripper mate - Ina
27 Oct 2011 6:45PM
Simply superb. Sylvia
1 Nov 2011 8:42PM
JustDucky 5 8 Canada
5 Nov 2011 9:49PM
Stunning Ron
15 Dec 2011 7:18AM
Excellent shot Ron
wow great shot Grin
Superb !!! GrinGrin


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