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Clash of the Titans

By teocali
A pair of Red Stag sparring partners at the rut yesterday. The sound of those antlers clashing together is unbelievable - I had never heard it before. Apart from minimal cropping to reduce space at the top and on the right hand side, this image is virtually full frame. Please view large if you have a moment.
Settings: F/6.3 1/80sec +0.33EV ISO640 AV@500mm tripod

Thank you all so much for the great response to my yesterday's upload (my first ever deer image) - really appreciated as always Smile

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

Voters: TerryMcK, banehawi, fazzer and 34 more

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TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 6:35PM
A well-captured wildlife moment, Sylvia.

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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3783 Canada
10 Oct 2010 6:38PM
Wonderful shot

fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 6:40PM
Great capture
RTDS 9 Cyprus
10 Oct 2010 6:44PM
Excellent capture.
NeilWigan Plus
7 16 16 England
10 Oct 2010 6:47PM
great wildlife action shot .
SickChit 11 29 England
10 Oct 2010 6:49PM
I like it, the slight blur really adds to the atmosphere.

An excellent well timed shot. Superb detail.
10 Oct 2010 6:52PM
Great stag shot Sylvia. The colours blend in beautifully. Well captured!

Shroomer 10 14 167 England
10 Oct 2010 6:52PM
The sense of the power is well documented and captured here Sylvia, a great moment and well captured. Like the slight movement it adds to the overall action. Did the same on my V3 today.
Great stuff and you didn't even flinch as the loser ran between us Smile
brilliant timing for a super shot
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
10 Oct 2010 8:10PM
great spontaneous capture Sylvia. You are absolutely right the noise of bellowing and antlers clashing was superb. Great shot.
10 Oct 2010 8:12PM
Smashing shot I agree with the above
10 Oct 2010 8:22PM
Excellent shot
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 8:28PM
great capture - if the deer ran between me and others I cant run so would have to stand my ground, probably better than running anyway - brave of you to stand your ground, I might have fainted heheh!
10 Oct 2010 8:39PM
Excellent nature photography Sylvia, a fine image, captured beautifully.
You are certainly spreading your wings (photographically) these days to great effect.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 10:10PM
Stunning shot Sylvia, a powerful image of strength
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Oct 2010 12:18AM
Great shot getting in on the action here so well, Sylvia. (I mean photographically of course!!!!)
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
11 Oct 2010 9:30AM
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
11 Oct 2010 5:38PM
I think this describes the action beautifully Sylvia, cracking shot,
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2010 3:06PM
I think this needs to be either blurrier or sharper: either a fast shutter to capture the moment of impact or a slower one to show the two of them coming together and bouncing off each other. This intermediate case looks a bit like camera shake, which I think dilutes the intent of the photo. Of course, the ideal amount of blur in a shot like this is very much a matter of personal taste.

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