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Who's the Daddy??

By Maiwand
Red Deer Stag (cervus elaphus)
A recent shot of a Red Deer Stag (or Hart as they are sometimes called) during a very recent visit to Bushy Park. A very cold and misty morning that made most of my shots much too soft and hazy. After following this beast and listening to his bellowing for quite some time he was kind enough to position himself in a patch of sunlight which enabled me a shot or two with some clarity.
Very interesting and atmospheric when the mist came back down and the Park was full of the calling of love lorn Stags trying to exercise some control over their ladies. Quite exciting for a while.
Hope you will enjoy looking.
Thanks so much for all the very flattering c/c's on the Hawker. Very generous. Particular thanks are due to Steve (sparrowhawk) for the User Award.


Tags: Deer Stags Nature wildlife Wildlife and nature Maiwand

Voters: Holmewood, rsjkinson, MalcolmM and 80 more

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8 Oct 2014 7:08PM
Brilliant shot Ron. Cathy
rsjkinson 12 5 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 7:09PM
Stunning Shot well presented
Nothing soft about this shot Ron,spot on image of this beautiful animal.

NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 7:20PM
A stunning pin sharp capture of this gorgeous Stag with great colouring and the finest of detail.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 7:23PM
Wonderful stag image,

ade123 9 285 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 7:30PM
A brilliant image Ron

phillG 15 221 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 7:33PM
A superb image Ron
Geofferz 13 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 7:35PM
Well worth the wait. Terrific capture Ron....... Geoff
8 Oct 2014 7:46PM
Fine capture Ron, great pose,
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 7:50PM
That's the boy! all noise and exhaustedWink
He was a great fellow to be chasing though..
That's where I disappeared too Ron...followed him for ages
then he laid down and slept until he 'bellowed again'Wink
you have mastered this perfectly...
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
8 Oct 2014 8:01PM
Thanks Lillian , and thanks everyone.
8 Oct 2014 8:09PM
Stunning shot Ron..Lin
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
8 Oct 2014 8:34PM
A very beautiful capture Ron.
Nathan has said it all Ron..GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

top class

Mike_Smith Plus
14 840 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 9:24PM
Stunning shot Ron, captured him perfectly. This Bushy park must be a great place
dave1967 10 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 9:30PM
Superb shot
8 Oct 2014 9:48PM
Well captured. Stunning image. Delighted to give vote #30.
8 Oct 2014 9:58PM
Awesome shot, love itSmileSmileSmilepaul
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 10:05PM
Wonderful wildlife capture, Ron.

gss 8 1 Romania
8 Oct 2014 10:12PM
Very nice shot
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
8 Oct 2014 10:40PM
Many thanks everyone.
8 Oct 2014 10:55PM
Superb photography, Ron!

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
9 Oct 2014 12:54AM
Congrats on the many awards-- a superb deer shot!
Shaji84 7 4 India
9 Oct 2014 4:11AM
Top shot - brilliant work with the focus.. Well worthy of all these awards!
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
9 Oct 2014 5:51AM
A stunning image, Ron.
PhilT2 Plus
11 568 32 England
9 Oct 2014 8:21AM
Superb image
9 Oct 2014 8:26AM
Brilliant shot indeed, Ron!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 8:36AM
A superb capture Ron, well worth all the awards.

DerekL 16 228 24 England
9 Oct 2014 10:11AM
Great image Ron.
Captured the majesty of this beast well.
Hope to get a big one myself at Bradgate Park on Friday.

FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
9 Oct 2014 11:16AM
Congrats on the well deserved awards Ron, a cracking shot in all respects, only wish I lived a little closer, would love to have had a go myself, still, I can enjoy looking at yours and I haven't got freezing cold doing so Grin Grin Grin Grin Tongue

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 5:00PM
A super detailed shot with the fog in the BG.
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
9 Oct 2014 5:15PM
excellent Ron, perfect timing and light
Karen_Summers 12 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 7:13PM
He certainly looks the daddy great image
9 Oct 2014 9:00PM
Amazing capture, Ron!!!
9 Oct 2014 10:41PM
An outstanding image.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2239 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 10:59PM
I've been seeing Lillian'sSmile.
This is outstanding and surely well worth the wait, as the many UAs confirm.
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 7:49AM
superbly lit and detailed antlers in a wonderfully composed image.
hasslebladuk 12 1 6 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 8:56AM
Excellent shot Ron lovely light and just caught right
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 9:12PM
Beautiful a lovely image.
11 Oct 2014 9:18AM
Beautiful image and presentation Ron, what a beast...

bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
12 Oct 2014 10:23AM
Looks great against the misty bg Ron.
14 Oct 2014 7:38PM
Fantastic Ron!, a real beauty of a photo!!!Smile
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
18 Oct 2014 12:26AM
That is you of course Ron!Grin I bet you told him in a Ray Winstonesque voice to pipe down as you were trying to enjoy a peaceful walk through the park and your quiet enjoyment was being rudely shattered!Wink In all seriousness this is an outstanding image of this magnificent animal putting on a show of strength. I'm hoping to get some images of the rut at the end of next week from Ashton Court Estate in Bristol, you've set the bar really high and given me something to aspire to
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2014 10:38AM
A stunner! Hope he knows who the daddy is! I think there is no doubt.
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2014 10:07AM
awesome capture Ron... never caught the rut yet... love the fern / bracken on the antlers!!

Gareth Smile

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