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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/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-08 8:10
Viewed: 4052
Points: 34
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Not well enough to go out and take pictures because of the flu i thought i would look back over some old pictures and found this one of the female deer . It was taken on a day out in london with some others from TN . I was using a Minolta 5D at the time. I am looking forward to going again this year.

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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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-08 8:26]

Hi Nick,
sorry to hear you're still not well mate. Jai said you were still skiving ;o)
I remember this hind well, and i think even posted my own portrait of her. Such a lovely setting and beautiful light...i think we'll have to do the same again this year eh? Nearly that time again...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-08 8:34]

Hello Nick,
When you got such a beauties in your archive you don't have to go out. What a marvelous light. Excellent sharpness, colours, POV and composition. And it all look so natural.
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-08 8:38]

Hi Nico,the scene is beautifull,i like a lot the colors of this cervus and the magnfic light in the grass,excellent shot,thanks to show us this beauty,Luciano

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-08 9:00]

Hello Nick,
Sorry to hear you're unwell but I hope you'll soon recover and that the sun comes out in England too!
Lovely capture of the Red Deer half-hidden in the tall grass and enjoying the sunshine! I like the way he looks very alert. Great sharpness and fine natural colours. Well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-08 9:40]

Hi Nick,

That's not nice to have the flu - get well soon. A lovely Red Deer almost hidden in the tall grasses. Natural colors, great details and lighting. It's nice to see autumn colors - something we do not see here.


Sorry about your virus nick...a good archive will fill for you...this particular deer is unknown with exception of images I get from Europe...I mentioned just yesterday to another that they remind me of Sherwood, robin and all....in this case Maid Marian I suspect....either way..I am unclear as to sex...you imply male in this image Nick?

Hello Nick
Sods Law you get some time off work and get a bout of the Flu.
This is a fine capture of the Female Red...You have captured some really nice colour tones here...I would like to see all the detail a bit larger.
All the best

Hi Nick
Maybe it is not perfectly sharp but the light and situation is very nice here. Great hidden in a grass deer
I like it
Best wishes

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-08 11:13]

Hi Nicholas!

I haven't been very busy on TN during the last days and notice that you have posted many beautiful pictures. I soemtimes wish to have more time...

Well, it was a good idea to dip into your archives and to show us this beautiful red deer. I like the lighting very much and the vivid background contrasts well with the calm main subject.

I hope that you will recover soon from your flu!

Kind regards and best wishes


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-08 11:32]

Hi Nick

A very beautiful shot from you archive, my friend. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well...Get well soon!
I like the calm feeling of this shot...the deer doesn't feel at all threatened by your presence and therefore it looks completely natural.
Lovely colors and excllent composition.

Bravo and TFS

Very good light in these high grasses.
Lovely Red deer you photographed here.
Well done, Nicholas

Hi Nick,

Nice capture from this deer lying in the grasses.
Good light and natural clours.


Hi Nick, what a lovely and perfect capture of this beautiful Red Deer in a fine composition my friend! Great!
TFS and cheers,


Hi Nick,
Very good capture of this Red Deer in its natural environment. Very good POV and composition, sharp details and beautiful colours.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-08 16:26]

Nice, moody shot. Color is really good. Gary

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-08 17:47]

Good capture of the lady Deer! Good warm light and very sharp details! I really like the tight crop, well done again!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-09 2:11]

Hi Nick,
that's sounds like a nasty flu, I hope it clears up soon.
This is a wonderful photo of this Red Deer!
That was a great day and we've got to do it again, last time I only had my compact camera and I didn't get a good blurry BG so you can see all the people in my shots :-)
I love the golden light here.
Excellent sharpness.
Great clarity.

Very well done,


Hello Nicholas.
A extraordinary picture!
The effect caused for the dry woods is very beautiful.
Excellent nuance and exposure.
Congratulations my friend.
Josť Roberto

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