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By teocali
Spent a wonderful morning witnessing the start of the red deer rutting season in the company of Ron(Maiwand), Richard (MossyOak) and Paul(harrattp). It was fascinating, with the stags in full cry and ready for the fray! This chap was taking a brief respite, but still had the energy to fill the air with his deep full-throated bellowing.

Settings: F/6.3 1/200sec +0.33EV ISO500 AV@500mm tripod Full frame image with no cropping
Please view large if you have a moment

Many thanks for your kind comments and clicks on my pair of Spitfires - really appreciated.

Tags: Red Wide Stag General Deer Open Close-up and macro Roar Rutting Bellowing Rut Wildlife and nature

Voters: Brian_Scott, Mike_Smith, Alec1 and 45 more

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Alec1 Plus
10 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 10:12PM
Super shot of a magnificent beast Sylvia.

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well caught!
Excellent captures
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 10:22PM
wonderful shot of this magnificent beast
9 Oct 2010 10:29PM
Lovely sharp shot.
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 10:48PM
caught the moment Sylvia
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
10 Oct 2010 12:36AM
great detail well shot.
Excellent shot - well done !

10 Oct 2010 4:06AM
Well shot. When viewed large it's awesome! Well done.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
10 Oct 2010 5:49AM
A superb image, Sylvia, what a great capture. Carol
Excellent shot,bet that was a good day out,
Excellent timing and a lovely comp.
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
10 Oct 2010 8:57AM
A very well timed shot of this great guy Sylvia. He certainly produced the goods. I have photographed this one now for 3 years as I recognise the short patch of hair on its back. Well timed and a great bellowing portrait taking in all the antlers and reducing the dof.
Many thanks for the User Award on mine.
A great day and glad you enjoyed it so much, hope the feet don't ache too much, keep eating those Mars Bars Smile
arhb Plus
10 3.3k 68 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 8:58AM
Great shot Sylvia and great title also.
10 Oct 2010 9:49AM
Nice presentation.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
10 Oct 2010 11:18AM
Excellent example of the Stag practising his "scales" Sylvia. It sure was resouding well yesterday. Glad to see you kept the colours of the beast at a normal and natural looking level. Seen a few lately with colouring over enhanced.
harrattp Plus
11 11 4 England
10 Oct 2010 12:08PM
Fantastic capture Sylvia, you can almost see his tonsils and what he had for his breakfast. The view shows the full magnificent spread of his antlers. Great to finally get to meet you and trust the fear of being amongst them did not cause too much distress for you. Lol.

SueTurner Plus
13 81 3 England
10 Oct 2010 12:13PM
this is a brill shot Sylvia, the framing and your timing spot on
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
10 Oct 2010 12:27PM
Great shot Sylvia and as Ron says it's good to see the color produced in a natural way, lovely detail too,
Excellent capture stunning image .
DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2010 3:07PM
He's practising for Britain's Got Talented Deer. *nodnod*
22 Oct 2010 8:54PM
An excellent image Sylvia.

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