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Posted by david fletcher on Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:14 pm

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Taken last February.  Was struck by the pair of tines that had obviously broken in the rut, and how they had "healed".  Wasn't too bothered by my approach, so used the angle to line up the bg branches which mirror the tines.  

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Sort of get the feeling of disdain, that we humans are tolerated and don't matter.  Thinking of this dudes agenda, I sort of get that. 

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by Ron Day on Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:08 pm
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My first thought when I viewed the image (before reading your narrative) was that I loved how the tree branches in the background mimic the shape of the antlers on this stag. The light and pose, of course, are excellent. Another great addition to this wonderful series, Dave.
 

by owlseye on Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:42 pm
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David, this is a very cool portrait... I too like the way the antlers parallel the tree to the left.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:10 am
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I agree that the tree in the background goes really well with the antlers. Great light, too!
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:04 pm
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Its all been said, Dave, and I agree that the tines and lines complement each other beautifully, while the sweet light is the icing on the cake. The detail in that eye is excellent, and he is definitely sizing you up as he enjoys his down time. Lovely image.

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by david fletcher on Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:02 pm
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All, just a quick thanks for your comments, and thoughts. Much appreciated.
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by Mako_Elite on Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:14 pm
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Another great shot David! You are having fun and that is how it should be.

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by david fletcher on Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:50 am
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Mako_Elite wrote:
Another great shot David! You are having fun and that is how it should be.

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Thanks Ludo.  You're right.  Having fun make the world tick a little better
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by John Spreitzer on Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:42 pm
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Love how the tree branches complement the antlers here!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:58 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
My first thought when I viewed the image (before reading your narrative) was that I loved how the tree branches in the background mimic the shape of the antlers on this stag. The light and pose, of course, are excellent. Another great addition to this wonderful series, Dave.

+1- Such a fine idea to echo the antlers in the branches. Another beauty!
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by david fletcher on Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:28 pm
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