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Red Deer

Red Deer
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-24 11:23
Viewed: 4012
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spent the day with Paul H and my son ( jai_glenny ) from TN. We went to London Butterfly House and Richmund Park. Where we met Joey also from TN.
This young female Red Deer had become part of a large Harem to one of the large Male Deer. She was sat on the far edge of the group and seemed more interested in looking around then anything else and just enjoying the late autumn sunshine.

Red Deer ( Cervus elaphus ) Shoulder Height 115-120cm.
An imposing animal and Britains largest native land mammal. The Male is larger than the Female and has well developed branching antlers. These are shed each February, reappear in the spring and become larger with each succesive season.
Their summer coat is reddish brown but appears more grey-brown in the winter.
Lives in seperate sex herds for much of the year and spends much of the daytime resting or wallowing in mud. They are most active from dusk to dawn.
Annual autumn rut accompanied by roaring, bellowing sounds from Stags.
Restricted to wild terrain in Southern scotland and the Highlands, Lake District, South west England and Ireland.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-24 11:31]

Hello Nick,
this is such a nice shot of this female Red Deer.
+++ The golden light is superb as is the well saturated colours that really bring out the red in this deer. Very sharp and detailed. A great POV, pose and composition. Excellent eye-contact. Great notes aswell.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Hello Nick
This is lovely...The pov is superb and so natural with the grasses in the fg..lovely tight and sharp detail showing very true colours of the deer...very nice nick..great work.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-24 11:45]

Wonderful shot of deer, colors are natural, composition is great

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-24 11:53]

Hello Nick,
Superb portrait of a young Red Deer doe: I like the POV and warm lighting and the composition with the long grassy BG is excellent. A very serene picture!
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes,

Genial retrato con buenos detalles y estupendo bg.
Gran DoF y encuadre.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Nick,
Great portrait of this mammal. Its ears indicate that it heard something an dtry to determine the direction of vois. POV very good. TFS. Mustafa

Hello Nick
the red deer are animals of an exceptional elegance.
Capacity to take them in photograph is a privilege, even in a park.
Cheer and thank you for the charm for your photograph

Hi Nick, lovely deer with splendid expression, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Nicholas,lumière,couleur,mise au point,... tout est parfait même le reflet dans l'oeil.Bravo

Hi Nicholas,
delightfully lighted of that female red deer emerging from its hide in the deep grass. Most pleasant soft natural colours, an ideal pose, perfect contrast. A wonderful document of the season, very well approached. Very powerful, very lively. Thank you!
With best regards,

Preciosa toma con colores muy reales. Yo tambien tengo esa lente de Sigma, pero aún no he cazado tan lindo animal :-)

Abrazo Nicholas: J. Ignasi

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-24 14:20]

Hello Nicholas,
Beautiful picture, nice natural colors, great portrait
Regards, Dejan

Hi Nick,

Wonderful shot of this doe. Technically perfect and you have captured a great expression too.

Well done,


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-24 14:41]

Hola amigo Nicholas,
buena captura,
perfecta definición,
color y pov, excelente,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-24 15:32]

Hi Nick,

A lovely shot of this sweet looking young lady. She has a wonderful face and beautiful eyes. Looks wonderful in the tall grass with the excellent lighting.


Bonjour Nick
C'est un magnifique portrait que tu nous présente avec ce magnifique chevreuil ,la composition est parfaite et tu as profité du bon moment avec ce bel éclairage.
Merci et au revoir...JP

  • Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
  • [2007-10-24 18:27]

Sounds like you had a great TN outing. I like the light you captured in this shot Nicholas. It is really nice. Colors and sharpness are good too.

Evelynn : )

out of smilies for today

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-24 21:22]

Hello Nicholas ! What a great composition my friend, the light is so good in it too. Very sharp, well exposed and nicely composed. In short: A Winner ! Thanks,


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-24 21:59]

Hi Nick

Wonderful pose and superb colours. I like the exposure and detail in this shot.



Superbe photo de ce magnifique animal. Excellente lumière, mise au point impeccable avec une profondeur de champ très bien maitrisée. Du très beau travail!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-24 23:30]

Hello Nick,
Very nice capture, POv is excellent
beautiful composition, very nice pose by the buck


Hello Nick,
Excellent captured this beautiful Red Deer in a good pose!
good sharpness, vivid colour and details
very pleasing composition well seen

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-25 0:58]

Hi Nick,
nice to see some of your efforts from the weekend at last! Lovely colour in that fur and very well exposed too, considering how they were sat in the dark shade. Good composition and excellent DOF, seems you can turn your hand to anything. Any decision on the new peice of kit yet??

Hi Nicholas
very nice capture of this lovely deer. Great POV, eye contact and composition. sharpness and details of focus also very nice. good notes. TFS well done

Hi Nick,
A beautiful capture of this deer. Excellent details and composition. A nice DOF is maintained here. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-25 1:56]
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Hi Nick

So...another nice memory of that now famous trip of some TN members to the Richmund Park :)
This is a great portrait, one that benefits from a superb low and warm autumn light that just does wonders with the colors of the frame.
The details on this young female are great - very neat and sharp - and the DOF is spot-on, isolating the subject well from the FG and BG.
I also like the composition you managed here, with plenty of space in the direction where she is looking.
There is something i see here that i saw on my sigma lens, too: in the blurry part of the picture, sometimes there are those diagonal lines...it's not an even bokeh...Do you happen to know why?
Anyway, wonderful work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-25 2:39]

Hi Nicholas,
Wonderful shot of this Deer in its natural environment. Very sharp and detailed with nice colours. Superb lighting and exposure and I like the expression on its face too. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Interesting notes!
Wonderful shot...to get so close is amazing. Beautiful!

Sorry I missed this yesterday Nick. I have been very busy out here with many irons in in the fire:-)

Beautiful image with nice bright yet soft lighting and the 3/4 pose with focal image looking in a third direction. Contrast is superb. Colors are true and pleasing to look at. Deer are a good subject. Very nicely done kind sir. You are a scholar and a gentleman.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-25 8:35]

Hi Nick
Beautifull composition.Very sharp image whit lovely light.The detaisl from the fur is perfect.Excellent DOF.
TFS Michel
pts tomorrow

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-25 10:07]

Hi Nicholas.
Lovely Konica-Minolta (and Sigma a bit) colour palette of the beautiful shot of the young deer. Great low POV. Animal among the dry grass is looked wonderfully. My compliments and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-26 8:09]

Hello Nick,
What a lovely view of this female deer hiding in the high grass. Great sharpness and the beautiful light has brought out the colours very nicely. Very well composed too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Most excellent portrait. Sharp with a great expression! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-10-26 10:47]

Bonjour Nike
très belle prise, excellente gestion de l'exposition, couleurs et netteté.
Amicalement Robi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-27 1:04]

Hello Nicholas,
Perfect DOF and sharpness. The warm light is amazing. Very good POV and composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-27 7:01]

Hi Nick

This is a beauty, you must have got quite close. Wonderful warm colours, great POV and wonderfully sharp



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-29 9:12]

Hello Nicholas

I can really relate to this shot.You have captured this deer very well.The setting is wonderful with lovely warm lighting.I like the curious,alert look on the doe's face.The focus is sharp with excellent detail in the fur.Great eye contact and catch light.It looks like a place I would like to visit some day.TFS


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