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Stag in a Rut?

By MrsMad  
Taken this morning at Dunham Massey when Ian was chatting with Mark - not knowing there was a stag waiting its photo to be taken Smile

I know this may be a little over exposed as I had my camera set to +1!!

I like the colours in this and his reflection in the water.

Not much done to this other than sharpening and the curves altered.

Good to see you all today, it really was worth getting out of bed early!!

Any C/C welcome.


Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Dunham massey stag rutting saturday

Voters: shona, digicammad, costas and 14 more

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digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 8:38PM
Cracking reflection Robbie. For a first attempt at wildlife photography I think this is pretty good (certainly better than I managed on my first attempt and some would say ever since)


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jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
18 Oct 2008 8:41PM
This is a great capture, love the reflection. Does not matter it is a little over exposed, you still got a beauty.
Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
18 Oct 2008 9:29PM
lovely composition Mrs Mad, done a wee mod for you,

Created a new layer, graduated layer black at the bottom, white at the top, set layer to overlay, adjusted the opacity till it sort of balanced the top and bottom of the image. Flattened it, image adjusted, using brightness and contrast, dropped the brightness down, and the contrast up a touch. Levels, and hey presto. i think that was all, lol.

18 Oct 2008 9:46PM
Lovely shot, Tony
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2008 10:11PM
'tis a pity it's overexposed, but hey, the composition is spot on. As Anthony has proved, the result can be tweaked and improved ... but you can't do owt with the shot if the comp is naff to begin with Smile

Hope you enjoyed it,
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
18 Oct 2008 11:00PM
Done a mod as well Robbie Smile

Bit less faffing than Anthony... but you know now how he gets his lighthouses to looks so good Wink

Good shot to start with! Nice to see you today chook!
Cheers, Goggz
Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
19 Oct 2008 10:59AM

Quote:but you know now how he gets his lighthouses to looks so good

Glad you agree, that they look so good, lol.

MrsMad 11 24 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2008 1:26PM
Hi folks,

Thanks for your comments and mods.

I dare say I should have played with my photo a bit more before uploading it - but hey I gave you all a chance to show me how good you are Smile

Had a brill time thanks Paul.

Shroomer 11 14 167 England
27 Oct 2008 9:48PM
Firstly and sorry but its not a stag its a buck, male fallow. Very good attempt at nature
MrsMad 11 24 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 9:09AM
Hi Richard

Thanks, yes I now know it's a buck. Thanks for your comment.

webjam 13 292 11 Netherlands
28 Nov 2008 9:50PM
It is a great shot - and he is surrounded in a beautiful scenery! Do you shoot in RAW? That way it is easier to adjust the exposure (I really love it that I can change my mind, again and again - over the exposure when we get home!)
Uploaded a Mod too.
Like it how you have used the colours - beautiful!

MrsMad 11 24 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 5:47PM
Thanks for the mod.

No I don't use RAW at the moment - should do though - perhaps one day soon.

The colours were good there - shame I had the wrong setting on my camera.


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