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Camouflaged Challenge

By teocali
Another from last Saturday - I loved the way this large Red Stag had camouflaged himself low down in the bracken and was roaring his challenge from his hidden position. I spent ages on this one, hoping for a glimpse of the eye, which I eventually managed to capture! This is full frame and uncropped.
Settings: F/5.6 1/250sec +0.33EV AV@500mm tripod
Best large if you have a moment.

Thank you for your continued support - really appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Challenge Red Stag Deer Close-up and macro Rut Camouflaged Wildlife and nature Cervus Elaphus Sports and action

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
11 Oct 2010 8:24AM
Simply fantastic, Sylvia. Carol

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11 Oct 2010 9:19AM
top work Sylv
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
11 Oct 2010 11:09AM
Wonderful shot Sylvia. I think this guy must be a bit of a coward-- he was making a fearsome noise as I recall, but made sure he stay well hidden !! Excellent capture.
11 Oct 2010 12:02PM
Beautiful capture
harrattp Plus
11 11 4 England
11 Oct 2010 5:07PM
Glad to see the patience paid off for you Sylvia. A super shot well captured.

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 5:18PM
thats quite a bellow to Sylvia he was well hidden but not a case of should be seen and not heard eh!
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
11 Oct 2010 5:40PM
Love this Sylvia, you know he could pass for an Alien looking like that, really well done,
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 5:43PM
I think this is all the more special for the camouflage, and of course the glimpse of the eye. Funny Geoff should mention an alien because I first of all thought it looked like the monster from the film Tremors!
you done well to get this shot,
Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 6:27PM
Great capture Sylvia
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
11 Oct 2010 6:51PM
This is excellent Sylvia, natural setting and a great behavioural capture. This fine Stag eventually rutted with the matriarc and lost.
Brilliant capture and detail with perfect natural saturation
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 7:21PM
he's a good 'un for sure

11 Oct 2010 8:04PM
LOVE IT < > Special +++++
Well spotted and captured.
11 Oct 2010 9:01PM
Certainlly worth the wait Sylvia, fantastic shot.

Excellent capture great image well done.
11 Oct 2010 9:25PM
Love it Sylvia... great comp

12 Oct 2010 9:15AM
A great shot Sylvia
DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2010 2:53PM
Superb, Sylvia!
22 Oct 2010 8:55PM
Great work Sylvia.

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