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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
9 196 18 Greece
11 Oct 2010 8:24AM
Simply fantastic, Sylvia. Carol

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photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
11 Oct 2010 9:19AM
top work Sylv
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 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 9 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
10 351 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 8 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
10 969 1832 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!
11 Oct 2010 5:59PM
you done well to get this shot,
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 6:27PM
Great capture Sylvia
Shroomer 9 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 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 7:21PM
he's a good 'un for sure

Cor 7 Belgium
11 Oct 2010 8:04PM
LOVE IT < > Special +++++
Well spotted and captured.
Certainlly worth the wait Sylvia, fantastic shot.

11 Oct 2010 9:04PM
Excellent capture great image well done.
11 Oct 2010 9:25PM
Love it Sylvia... great comp

Ray42 8 3 England
12 Oct 2010 9:15AM
A great shot Sylvia
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2010 2:53PM
Superb, Sylvia!
22 Oct 2010 8:55PM
Great work Sylvia.

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