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Copyright: Paul Hedgeland (phedgeland) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 11 N: 26] (135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ - 20 LUMIX, Leica 36-432mm, Digital - JPG, Hoya UV 55mm
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Deer of the UK [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-15 8:47
Viewed: 4528
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the second of my Deer posts. This Fallow Stag was taken in the New forest. I like the shot because it looks like the stag is squaring up to me as if to show who is the boss [btw he most definitely is :-)]. The shot also has a nice set of colours, lights and darks.

I have struggled with the crop for this shot, I wanted to get as close to 800 x 600 dimensions, but because the Stag is so tall this means I have to have the "empty" space to the right of him.

I hope you like him as much as I do.

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Personally I think the empty space helps balance the stag out. This one is sharper then the last one, I like it.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-15 11:39]

A beautiful capture, Paul. It is strange for me to see this magnificent stag with spots which we tend to associate with Bambi. Great POV... I am glad you kept the whole stag, and I think the space on his right is fine... gives a space for him to look into. I rather like your composition very much. Warm colors and good details. Well done and TFS. : )

A lovely capture of a supherb animal.Great sharpness and composition.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-21 6:54]

What a Magnificent and interesting Stag that you have well captured ! I like its pose and its horns. Colors and sharpness are very good ! Thanks Paul for sharing this beauty.

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