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The Royal Stag...the Royal Lunch!

The Royal Stag...the Royal Lunch!
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-09
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos, Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-22 3:13
Viewed: 3424
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful stag was finally the meal of choice for the tigeress.She was an unusually large tigress, but Dhikala is about 15 miles from Powalgarh, as the crow flies,and the Bachelor of Powalgarh was the largest tiger shot by Corbett with a total length of 3.23 m "over curves" (3.10 m between pegs), thought to be "as big as a Shetland pony" by the famous hunter Fred Anderson.So maybe the genes carry on!
And back to my story, the tigress walked through the deer like she was in a supermarket, sans the trolley!She chose one of the stags, not a very large one, and had it down with one flick of her paw...The moment that happened, the tourists over yonder, started their vehicles and tried to speed down the road to, God knows do what!:(
The tigress, calmly just walked into the nearby bushes.And the other vehicles stopped again.
Then she suddenly came back and picked up this stag and walked off.
Sorry I was too entranced in the entire scene and could not get good shots of Her Majesty, but I've tried to build a few shots into the workshop.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-22 3:16]

Hello Goldy, wonderful shot of this beautiful stag. TFS. Regards,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-22 3:20]

Hello Goldy, Nice shot and you are still not comeout of the hangout. Good composition but slight hazy seem to be due to weather.Ganesh

Hello Goldy
Great and perfect shot of this beauty. TFS. Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-22 3:39]

Hello Goldy,
Good photo of this impressive stag. Great composition with that mighty trees in the BG. Excellent POV.

Hi Goldy,
I have seen your workshop images and read your note.
Do you mean to say that this animal in the picture was killed by the tigress a few moments later after you had photographed it?
Then this is the first-ever most poignant picture on TN.
The deer looks lovely and it does feel bad that the tigress might have already re-cycled it by now.
All said and done, this is a wonderful image.
Thanks and all the best.

Hi Goldy
watching a tigress hunting in a jungle is a great experience!
and Corbett national park is just a heaven!
you have witnessed the great drama of indian wildlife
loved the composition of this picture

Dear Goldy,
Great to read this story & sad to see that by now hardly any DNA evidence of this stag is left at JCNP. Your clicked pictures have a charisma which has made it's landmark on the globe with very many stalwarts ! Bravo.
Regards-Subhash Ranjan

Bellissima immagine di questo ungulato, ottimi POV e composizione ambientata, buona nitidezza, molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

That is one huge rack....Racks are what we ref the antlers here in the US. Not sure if it is common in other countries, although I believe Canada uses the term in application to beer:-)
I have not seen this type of antlers before Goldy so that alone makes it a unique image for me..Very nicely done in your style!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-22 7:58]
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Hello Goldy,
An excellent capture of this stag looking good against the vegetation and trees. It looks like the deer were trapped between the tigress and the tourists, judging by your interesting WS images.
You must witness many interesting incidents in your job at Jim Corbet's NP and thanks for sharing this one.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-22 8:28]

Hi Goldy

A lovely shot of the Chital and a wonderful and exciting account!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-22 9:01]

Hi Goldy,

I know it's nature and the survival of the fittest but it is so sad to know that this beauty was the tigress' meal. With all the excitement you still managed very nice shots. A beautiful animal which you captured very well and a lovely setting.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-22 9:03]

Hi Goldy,
Beautiful capture,like a painting.Colors,POV,framing and pose of stag are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hello Goldy,
Many thanks for this wonderful shot of the beautiful stag with a head on pose!
the image is sharp with natural colour and details
I loved the natural environment around him with good details
well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-22 11:11]

Hi Goldy,one of the most elegant and beautifull animal you show us today,very nice stag and excellent environment too,thanks for the very interesting note,have a nice week,Luciano

hello Goldy

excellent shot of the Chital, with fine POV, DOF and vertical framing,
with a sad story for this adorable wild animal but these are thing
that happen in nature, today i was looking at the TV how a artic fox
had in his mouth 3 or 4 chicks of snow geese, TFS


Hi Bro Goldy,

A fantastic shot of beautiful stag. Great detail and natural colours my friend! Many thanks for sgaring this beauty.
Have a great new week!


This is one fellow I don't want to lock horns with! On one hand he reminds me of a fawn, but on another, a fawn with loaded daggers on that head of his. :)

I like his stance - he seems to be posing for you. :)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-25 14:08]

Hi Goldy

What a thrilling series of events. I'm glad you included all the shots even if the tigress one was blurred. It added to a whole photo story



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-26 22:02]

Hello Goldy

A wonderful capture of this awesome stag.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
The details are excellent.
Wonderful pov and dof.


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