- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-30 10:56]
Hi Paul. First class picture of the Stag. Such warm colours in the morning sun light. Fine detail in the fur, i like the golden colour of the bracken. well done TFS.
- efsus (3947)
- [2008-09-30 11:09]
Gerçekten harika bir çalışma.
Renkler kompozisyon ve detaylar enfes.
Seyri çok hoş bir kare .
- robindb (1420)
- [2008-09-30 11:25]
Excellent detail and colours with good composition. I especially like the background which fades away leaving the spotlight on the subject. The open mouth adds to the story.
- eqshannon (31139)
- [2008-09-30 11:45]
If I had said it once, then redundancy is my middle name..but that APO at eh end of lens nomenclature is the key...without it, 2/3rds or more of the prices comes off...I had the lower priced one before se3lling out...I simply could not justify and of course my range of animals do not come close to yours...a fine example...sent you a note on previous...
- Argus (50624)
- [2008-09-30 11:52]
You caught this stag in a fine pose in superb lighting that enriches the colours of the whole image. The FG heather and BG gorse and pines add nicely to the composition as well as indicating the Arne habitat. Technically excellent too.
TFS this delightful image,
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2008-09-30 11:56]
une tres belle lumiere et de jolies couleurs qui en decoule.
l'attitude du cerf est aussi tres bien,vous avez reussi là ou pour l'instant j'echoue.
merci du partage.
- Vinster (789)
- [2008-09-30 12:38]
Great shot of the Sika stag. I hadn't heard about the goring incident at Arne last year, sounds nasty! People often underestimate the power of certain animals (too many Disney movies? :) - I've personally seen a New Forest Pony hoof a child several yards when they approached its foal too closely.
Excellent light quality which picks up the autumn shades of the old heather blossoms nicely. The pose of the stag is good too.
- PeterZ (48618)
- [2008-09-30 13:09]
The morning light in your last photos is so beautiful..splendid!
The surroundings of this Sika is really perfect. The photo also is pin-sharp. Excellent timing and composition.This is really high quality!!!
- blue_river (1261)
- [2008-09-30 14:36]
All I can say is that you've done an abosolutely perfect job with this shot.
- techranger (3462)
- [2008-09-30 16:02]
What a rack and looks like he is turning to face another challenge. Fantastic capture and great detail... lighting is perfect. Well done... TFS
- lovenature (6391)
- [2008-09-30 21:04]
Wow, isn't this a majestic looking stag! The colours are fantastic. I love the way you've captured him standing amongst the low shrubs, looking behind him. I wonder if he's calling out to his girlfriends. Well done.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-09-30 21:51]
Impressive, powerful and so beautiful! The colours and the lighting are simply superb, but what makes this picture an outstanding one is its expression, the atmosphere it generates. This is wildlife at best!
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-09-30 22:08]
This is just a stunning shot of this very impressive looking stag; That early morning light is just superb, really giving this shot a wonderful golden glow, excellent detail, with a wonderful array of colours, superb work mate. t.f.s
Cheers Rick :)
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-09-30 23:47]
Superb shot - all aspects - pose, detail, layers of colour . . . .
Into my favourites.
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-10-01 0:14]
A superb capture with great use of the morning light,the colors looking great,well composed capture against the natural BG,well done and tfs
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-10-01 0:30]
y la iluminación y colorido es prefecto...
fino disparo amigo,
An excellent capture of this lovely stag, my friend!
It's interesting that these introduced species adapted so well in those condition...do you know if they do any harm to the ecosystem by that? I'm only asking because i know that pheasants for example kill and eat a lot of snakes (a natural element) and they too are introduced here from other regions of the globe and present very little natural predators.
Anyway, this whole mumbo-jumbo doesn't have anything to do with your splendid shot. Even though you have some problems with the mount of this lens, it appears to be working fine and delivered splendid sharpness and beautiful colors here.
Excellent use of the shallow DOF here (i also see you didn't use your entire zoom) that made sure that the stag would stand out well from its surroundings. The morning light is equally gorgeous and came with a whole bunch of brilliant colors and tones everywhere.
Finally, the pose of your subject is outstanding - it's like he's enjoying the beautiful sunrise, too :)
BRAVO and TFS
- eliz (1537)
- [2008-10-01 1:18]
the colors of this image are outstanding. also the subject pose
- anel (40568)
- [2008-10-01 4:55]
Early morning light makes miracles! All the last pictures you have taken are brilliant because of the soft and beautiful atmosphere created by the rising sun. But efforts are needed to catch these special moments. On this picture I also like the pose and the vivid look of the Cervus. Interesting to read that this is not an European species and that it even gave hybridisation between them and the local ones.
Un grand merci
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-10-01 6:57]
Great capture Paul the stag looks very attentive and alert. Our bull elk are very dangerous this time of year and thats from personal experience. Superb work as always Paul.
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2008-10-01 7:07]
The morning light in this photo is so beautiful. Always warm colours in the morning sun light. Splendid men. The enviroment is beautiful. This is a majestic looking stag. The photo also is pin-sharp.
In one word: A PERFECT SHOT.
Cheers and TFS BOB
This one of your best ever wildlife shots, Paul!!
The light is superb.
Very good sharpness.
Into my favs!
Very well done mate!
p.s I'm really looking forward to what photos you get on Saturday, judging by this they should be awesome!
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-10-01 15:44]
The lighting and the rich color is special in this shot. That was a profitable morning! It is technically very well handled. I love all the details, the pose and the interesting surroundings.
Evelynn : )
- Natasa-David (89)
- [2008-10-02 0:26]
Absolutely beautiful capture with all of its magic... Nothing else! TFS!
- Trekker317 (92)
- [2008-10-02 4:29]
Wow...Congratulations ! Fabulous lighting and warm colours, fantastic capture and excellent composition.
Thank for sharing this magical image.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-10-02 9:28]
You've really found yourself a wonderful new theme and made fantastic use of your visit to this Nature Reserve! You've caught this stag in a wonderful pose and the early morning light is delightful!! Excellent POV, great sharpness and beautiful colours. Very well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-10-02 21:32]
One knows that if someone could make creation look even better than what it is, it's you...Having said that, we speak of genres, and you've shown us that you're a master at landscapes, time and again. And now we have this, a domain you're again the master of!With this one single shot, you'vebecome one of my favourite shots at wildlife, too, mate!
You're simply the best!Love this stuff, bro, it makes me want to explore newer horizons and improve!
Thanks for sharing this superb shot, and keep doing this...experimenting with new genres!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-10-06 12:08]
And another feast here...
I do like the party. Awesome light!!!
Wonderful moment. And look at these colours...
This is music, Paul.
- iris (3088)
- [2008-10-14 4:50]
A fight ...in this atmosphere....even i dont think so....this looks so romatic and this one despite his macho image looks more of handsome and dashing than anything..or is it the mellow mood magic that is getting on to me....:)
Another fantastic capture par excellence....superb eye contact and pose frozen....once again the flowering shrubs and the lighting adds to the composition..with the stag looking an absolutley glorious subject.
Wud love to add this to my "Unforgettable" theme.
TFS & Cheers
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-10-17 10:31]
It is beautiful. Fantastic early morning light. Great DOF - I like the distant OOF trees in background Nothing to critique ;-)