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Red Deer. The Look!


Posted by david fletcher on Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:02 pm

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Giving me the old look!   One wonders about our existence, as animals seem to just look at us with a mild indifference.  There's a thought.

Taken in Richmond Park.  Years back, there were some huge racked Stags.  Worryingly, the last few years have seen the biggest stags culled. They appear to want to be sized down by the park authorities.  Not convinced that rational is good for the species.  

Techs were Nikon D800 and 500 AF-SII.  

Hope all safe.

Please feel free to view uncompressed.

Thank you and take care.

Link to High Rez HERE
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by SantaFeJoe on Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:59 pm
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This image is outstanding, David! The detail, BG and that “look” all add up to a fine image. Too bad that the biggest and most regal animals always pay the price for their magnificence!

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by Ron Day on Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:26 pm
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Excellent portrait of this handsome stag, Dave! The rack is exceptional. Congratulations on such a fine image!
 

by dianarebman on Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:13 pm
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Beautiful image! Love the moment that you caught. Makes me wonder what he's thinking!
 

by Marc on Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:24 am
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Lovely portrait Dave, the look of disdain here takes this above the average.

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by Karl Egressy on Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:27 am
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Wow, this is so beautiful David.
 

by david fletcher on Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:32 pm
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Thank you all for your thoughts and kind words. Appreciated
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by John Spreitzer on Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:15 pm
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Wonderful portrait of this magnificent stag Dave!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:43 pm
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Exquisite detail, perfect exposure and a really superb portrait of this handsome Red Deer stag! Beautifully done, Dave. Love it.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:39 am
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Fantastic shot- perfect framing. I do wonder about that "look". Indifferent? Or perhaps a little wary. Magnificent rack--maybe a good reason to be wary!
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by david fletcher on Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:01 pm
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Thank you all and the Editors for the EP. An honour. Thank you
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by Debapratim Saha on Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:44 am
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Killer portrait,congrats David!
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by jacques on Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:36 am
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A deer with attitude ! Nice catch and well frame David !
 

by Tusar Bhowmik on Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:17 am
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Outstanding portrait...!!!Congrats
 

by david fletcher on Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:44 pm
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by Eia on Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:01 am
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A beautiful image. Great detail and love the warm colors. He is definitely giving you the look, like help us or leave us.
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by WDCarrier on Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:51 pm
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Beautiful portrait, David. I think he's looking at someone not wearing a mask.
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by Jerry Merrell on Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:25 pm
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Exceptionally nice portrait.

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by david fletcher on Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:49 pm
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WDCarrier wrote:
Beautiful portrait, David.  I think he's looking at someone not wearing a mask.


:lol:   So true.  Thank you all and Dean for that chuckle
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by Lerkes on Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:58 pm
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Very nice depth of field and lighting. Great detail, too. Well done!
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