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All By Myself

All By Myself
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-03 12:03
Viewed: 2990
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This attractive fellow was all alone. The older stags are all in a large group at the moment (although it won't be long before they will separate). This one was relaxing in the long grass not far from a herd of the hinds. I walked for miles but couldn't find the large stags today.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-03 12:08]

Hi Karan,
Splendid shot again. Very impressive sharpness and neat focus. the lighting is perfect. The antlers look awesome and you have captured a fine expression here and a nice pose. Surrounded by the tall grasses it looks majestic and the BG illustrates the habitat well. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

hi karan!
very beautiful with great feeling!
nice to see!

With that beautiful head I don't think he'll be alone for long.
Lovely capture.
The vegetation looks very lush, should keep these fellows happy.
Great composition.


Hi Karan,

this is very nice shot. Picture is good arrected. In my opinion I think that the exposure of the shot is correct. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Karan, great portrait of superb deer with splendid pose, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-03 13:27]

Hi Will be back with full critiqe tuesday

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-09-03 13:55]

Hi Karan

I see i've missed a whole bunch on cool photos of yours... :((
I have about 1/2 an hour off now, so i thought i'd say Hi and congratulate you for them. I really like them and the way you handle your nice zoom lens.
The sharpness and compo here are terrific and the DOF is just peachy, making the stag stand out beautifully.
I really like the POV here, too - parallel with the grass...it adds a lot of perspective.

Bravo and TFS

Great animal.. what a beauty, you maneged to take a great picture of here.. !
Lovely and good picture

TFS Greetz Kristy

Hello Karan,
Wonderful animal; it doesn't look very friendly though)-:
Well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-03 16:00]

Buenas noches,
bello retrato bonito bg y fg,
detalles, buena composición y nitidez,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-09-03 17:43]

Hi Karan,
What a beautiful stag!
The antlers are magnificent, and show up very well above the grass.
I like the way he is looking at you, but the grass seems to provide a barrier and he feels safe enough to stand still and pose for you.
TFS. : )

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-03 22:26]

Hi Karan

Very good shot. I like the eye-level POV and the way that the antlers are highlighted by the change of BG colour.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-03 23:59]

Hi Karan,

A very nice portrait of this stag,well found and captured,tfs


My friend Karan,
Perfect DOF!
Very good on POV with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details on this cute fellow!
very well composed and always well seen
my talented friend!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-04 1:17]

Hi Karan,
an extremely sharp and detail shot of this deer.
Excellent low-down POV with a superb composition.
Great DOF. I love the blurred grass in the foreground...it makes you feel like your creeping up on it.
Well done,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-04 1:39]

Hi Karan.
You have shared classic outstanding shot of this amazing stag. Its pose, state of mood and glance are great. Surroundings are superb. I life fine combination of yellow dry grass colour tones and dark green colours of the trees . Excellent framing and composition. Outstanding selection DOF, wonderful sharpness and details of the lovely character. My congratulations and best regards.

Hi Karan,
Another beautiful shot of the deer, I like the compositionwith foregroung and BG, very well done

Hello Karan
C'est un magnifique portrait que tu nous présente avec ce magnifique chevreuil ,la composition est parfaite et tu as profité du bon moment avec ce bel éclairage.
Je pars a la chase la semaine prochaine et j'aimerais bien en voir un si beau a portée de caméra.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-04 20:35]

Hello Karan

Just marking the post for now.


Hi Karan,
Is that part of a song....All by myself? Love they eye contact you had with this fellow and his powerful expresion. The tall grass and the OOF bushes in the FG give it a wonderful feeling as if you had to hide to get this shot. Just on the funny side, did you noticed that there are two trees comming out of his head?

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-09-06 2:55]

Hi Karen, another great shot of a Stag. This one is certainly a fine one and the pov is great with him looking over the grass. You must be very fit trekking around Richmond park. Great light, colours and sharpness. Great comp.

Hello Karan,
I think he is out looking for females..!
Lovely light and focus make him really stand out, superb colours & details...
The image is well composed, and does this proud animal full justice!
Pablo -

hi karan,

again a beautiful picture of these beautiful animals!i like them very much!and your pictures are so natural and so full of very beautiful colors and emotions!

Hi Karan,

Very good capture of this beautiful animal.
Great composition, sharpness and details and I like the light and natural colours.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

hello Karan

excellent capture

the deer stands out perfectly over the grass
focus is perfect on the subjet
colours and POV are very good too

a wonderful picture



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