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Male Red Deer

Male 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, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-25 10:29
Viewed: 4639
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another Red Deer taken on our trip to London last weekend. Today i show you a young male who is still too young and small to have any females he can call his own, and seems to spend his day trying to sneek into the group of females that belong to a fine looking male who chases him off staight away. this picture was just after such an event and he was just walking around the back for one more try. I think his time will come next year as he looks a fine young male.

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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This is great,
such detail and sharpness,
beautiful animal and you captured it well.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-25 10:36]

Hello Nick,
this is a very nice shot of this young male.
+++ It is sooooo sharp with outstanding details.
Beautiful lighting that casts a golden glow over the shot.
Vibrent colours aswell. Good composition and POV.
Good notes aswell.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Hi Nicholas,
You've taken very nice and wonderful shot of this red deer.
Lovely overall colouration with excellent details and sharpness, well composed and focused.
Very well done and TFs,
Best wishes,

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-10-25 10:45]

Hi Nick,
Very good shot of this very good looking young male.
Nice composition and pov. Good focus and sharpness and I also love the light in this picture.
TFS Paula

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-25 10:46]

Hi Nick

Wonderful light here and a nice sharp shot. He looks like a beauty. Excellent exposure



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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-25 10:48]

Very good shot - natural color, nice composition, detail is good

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-10-25 10:52]

hi nicholas,
great capture.very good details and nice compo.

Dear Nicholas, Very warm picture ! Fanbtastic details of the deer very well and nicely captured. nice pose. TFS. with best regards.vab.

Hi Nicholas,

Excellent shot
Sharpness, details, colours, POV and DOF are SUPERB
you where very lucky to come this close

TFS Thijs

Very beautiful light; magic light:-)
Well done overall

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-25 11:48]

Hi Nick,
i remember this one, you've caught him very well indeed. Excellent light, that golden sun has given you some lovely colour. Good DOF and details, very well done.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-25 12:02]

selam nick; excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely deer.nice pov and dof with splendid colours. well presented pose
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-25 12:20]

Hello Nick,
Another fine Red Deer shot: this time a young stag with fine colouring, lighting and sharpness in a fine pose.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

hi nicholas!
A very fine picture on this
great animal,really sharp with
good exposure in the nice light!
well done!

Hi Nick,

Another great deer shot, with wonderful detail and light. The colours are really effective and give the image a wonderful tonal balance. Was this taken at Richmond Park? I'm hoping to go there the weekend, if the weather looks ok>

Kind regards,


Hi Nick,
Very nice photo. This deer seen very healty. POV and eye contact good. Well done. TFS.

Very good...You seem to be having a good photographers fall over there. Nice work Nick. Very true to form.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-25 16:42]

Hi Nick,

A very handsome young deer. You have shown him off very well. Excellent details especially of the face and legs. The colors and lighting are excellent. Nice pose and a beautiful shot.


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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-25 18:04]

Hi Nicholas,
This male Red Deer is very beautifully captured. Great details on it and wondeful warm colours. I like blured grass foreground.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-25 19:21]

Hello Nicholas, that's a great deer shot ! Perfect lighting, very sharp and lovely background ! Thanks,


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-25 23:32]

Hi Nick

Lovely pose and great detail. I really like the warm colours here!


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-25 23:57]

Wow Nick!
Very imposing buck, excellent composition
very good POV, very colorful image
you managed to capture it very well


Hi Nicholas!
As I see last days bring a lot of typicaly autumn mammals - deers are almost everywhere ;) Just jocking :)
Very beautiful pictures which can be characterized not only by fantastic details, great DoF and sharpness, but also - my favourite - warm, beautiful colours! They really are the colours of autumn!
Bravo and TFS!
Friendly regards,

Hello Nick,
well captured with good pose of this beautiful Red deer!
perfect sharpness, beautiful colour and so much details
thanks for sharing
have a wonderful weekend, Nick!

Hi Nicholas,
I like the warm color choice, it works well here.
Great detail, POV, DOF, and blurred BG.
Well composed,
Have a great weekend!

Hi Nicholas, lovely deer in great pose, splendid warm colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-26 6:50]

Hola Nicholas,
precioso retrato,
bella luz,
hermosos colores naturales,
foco estupendo,

bonjour nick
merci du partage pour moi je crois que ce n'est plus qu'un reve de pouvoir faire une photo de cerf,enfin pour cette année.
une image parfaite.qu'elle distance entre vous et le cerf?

Wonderful! Everything is spot on in this shot! Color, detail, Expression, POV and composition are very classy! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-26 8:40]

Stunning, and simply perfect -- what more can I possibly say?
Your little trip really netted you some fabulous shots and this is no exception.
P.S. Thanks for your visit to my "Bejewelled"

Hi Nicholas,
Fantastic sharpness on this deer! Very natural surrounding, exposure expertly managed with lovely colors and details. Well done!

Once again, beautiful!
Regal - strong. Great light! Great color!

Bonjour Nick
It is so majestic....
Your photography transmits his voluntary but peaceful attitude to us.
Thank you

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-29 7:05]

Hi Nick, Hey you have been out and about in London! Great shot with nice warm light, he is very handsome, nice moment as he wanders through the grass.

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