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Autumn Splendor

Autumn Splendor
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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: 2007-10-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/9.0
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-19 7:15
Viewed: 3040
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a bit of a contrast to the last shot. In the last shot I had a stag with a harem bellowing and chasing in order to stay in control of his hinds. This pretty fellow is more relaxed. He was waiting not far from a harem and as you can see he is watching intently. I suspect he is just waiting for the right time to sneak in and steal a few of the hinds

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-19 7:21]

Hi Karen,
another great post, very well composed with lovely colour and nice light. I shall be there on Sunday, hoping for a bright sunny day :o)
tfs and have a good weekend

Hi Karan,

Very glad to see you're still taking brilliant deer shots - they must all be getting to know you by name now!! Lovely shot - as ever, great composition and nice light; this fellow looks very proud and dignified, don't you think??

TFS, Doug

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-19 7:27]

Hello Karan,
what a beautiful shot of this Stag.
+++ Great eye-contact and a great eye-level POV. Good DOF aswell. A good composition that leaves enough space for the deer to look into ;)
Very sharp and detailed, excellent clarity.
Well saturated colours and nice lighting.
--- Nothing what-so-ever :)
Very well done,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-19 8:16]
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Hi karen. What a great shot of the Stag he looks so fit. you have very good detail and colour. and used the sun light so well. a nice POV. well done TFS.
were did you get this one.?

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-19 8:40]

Wonderful detail and color, nice composition. Wonderful animal and wonderful shot

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-19 8:56]

Hi Karen

Excellent POV with great detail and colours - wonderful.


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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2007-10-19 8:59]

Very eye-catching capture here, Karan! What a regal pose - everything is perfect.

hi karan,
you caught a marvellous sunlighting in this shot.
very clear details and an excellent POV.great framing.
warm natural colour tones.
like the observing pose of the fellow.
great work !

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-19 10:13]

Hello Hester,
WHat a lovely shot of this proud fellow having a rest in beautiful light. Very well captured; excellent DOF, great sharpness and fine colours and a lovely composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Karan,
The exposure and focus is spot on in very good pov! the pose is so beautiful and well seen
perfect sharpness, good colour and details always
have a wonderful weekend, Karan!

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-10-19 10:22]

hi karan,
wpnderful picture with great details,

Yes he does look as if he has it all under control... but he still has a watchful eye! Your focus on the subject is perfect. I love the light and the detail that you captured. Nice work

Evelynn : )

Hi Karan,

He is beautiful and so is this picture
Excellent compo with superb sharpness and colours
perfect lighting

TFS Thijs

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-19 11:31]

Hello Karan,
Wow, this is really a clear natural photo. Colours and sharpness are perfect. Great composition. Beautiful DOF and very good POV.

Great DOF and exposure. Yes, the contrast is perfect. Good depth of field as well.
Best regards,

Hi Karen, lthis superb animal is really the king of deers, splendid sharp composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-19 15:03]

Hi Karan,

He is beautiful! You can tell how intent he is at what he is looking at. Fantastic colors, lighting, details and composition.


Hi Karen,
This is an excellent capture on this regal male. Nice light and a spot on exposure. He just looks like is very relaxed and enjoying those warm rays. I really like your choice of composition and framing here. Well done!

Hi Karen,
What a proud and beautiful animal, I love th pose he is in , the sunlight shinning on him, great shot . TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-19 20:04]

Hello Karan

A lovely sunny photo of this majestic stag.You have captured it very well with sharp focus and details.You can clearly see he is interested in something .Wonderful eye detail and catch light.The composition is very good.TFS


Hello Karan,
He looks very majestic there with the characteristic shape of the head!
A very well composed presentation, beautiful light makes the animal really stand out...
Pablo -

Hi Karan,
This guy might not be ready for the season. His coat and posture just look as if they still need to undergo the transition to the rut season. The stag in your previous photo just looks a lot more bluky. I love the details and lighting in this photo a lot. Its also wonderfully composed and has great details.

Am so glad I'm seeing your images; one is better than the other.
Love your work.
You are right; they do "steal" the females in this way.
I Kenya I've seen the Zebra do this.
MAGNIFICIENT photography.!!!
Mario from Calgary.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-21 7:26]

Hi Karan.
Once more your simply outstanding shot of the majestic stag. Great is all: the charming animal, amazing colours, superb sharpness and fine scenery. Bravo and kind regards.

  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-22 8:16]

This is an excellent composition Karen. Perfect in every way. Wonderful pov on the handsome Stag, great light hues and colours throughout. The Stag in perfect focus with pin sharpness. Good dof. Great work.

If weather is good at the weekend I HAVE to get over there to Richmond. I will probably get lost and go missing for several days.
:) later

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