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Thank You Paul

Thank You Paul
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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/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-22 9:58
Viewed: 3052
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One stag in ferns deserves another. This is in reply to PaulH's wonderful bellowing stag in ferns.

Mine is not so impressive as it just a youngster shot in early morning light. He is not so much bellowing as mildly interested.

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Hello Karan,
Wonderful shot in the golden sunlight with perfect exposure and focus
good clarity, vivid colour and details
well done and well seen

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-22 10:06]

Hello Karan,
Very nice autumn capture. I like very much the side light of low sun and precise DOF isolating the stag from the surroundings.
Best greetings from Poland!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-22 10:17]

Hi Karen. had a great day yesterday. love the shot sorry short of time .

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-22 10:37]

Hello Karan

That is quite the look he has in his eye though.A little devlish I would say...I guess it is the rutting season afterall.The rich colours of the ferns and the warm lighting you have achieved make a lovely combination.Nicely composed with the vegetation all around.Nicely done.TFS


hi karan,
like the sunlighting in here.
warm colour tones and a lovely pose of this young guy, he seems to be a bit wary.
well done, a quiet early morning composition.
TFS carole

Hi Karan, superb deer with sweet expression, splendid composition with wonderful warm colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Karan
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Great DOF,focusing and sharpness,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-22 12:42]

Hola Karan,
una bella composición,
los colores y la iluminación es maravillosa,
un retrato excelente,


Hi Karan,

Another stunning deer shot and good composition. I think I'd have have played it safe and placed the deer on the left-hand-side of the picture, but I'd have been wrong. This works much better. Nice colours and detail too, and the lighting in amazing.

Kind regards,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-22 19:23]

Hi Karan,

I just love the lighting in this shot. Wonderful colors and sharp details. That is an impish expression on his face. The look in the eye is fantastic.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-22 23:43]

Hello Karan,
Lovely capture of this stag in beautiful light. I like the way he's hiding amongst the large fern and looking straight at you.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-23 0:47]

Hi Karan,
no, thank you! We had a great time yesterday, Richmond Park is a great place and i could not get over how tame the Deer were. Very different to the New Forest, made a great change.
I love your lighting here, that low autumn sun has given you some great contrast, not to mention colour. Sharp detail, excellent DOF and a lovely setting. Seems we are flooding the UK pages of TN with Deer between us!
(i'm all out of :o), but i had to commnet on this. I'll be back..)

Hi Karan,
Maybe not as impressive as the pose Paul captured, but the photo is still a very beautiful one. I love how he turned its head before he said goodbye to you and how the sunlight iluminated him in such a perfect way. I like the fact that you got some blurred ferns in the FG for the extra feel of depth and the feel that you were with him in the ferns. The warm colors are wonderful.

Hi Karan,
That early morning sunlight looks great shining on him here. Colors and detail look excellent. Well composed and framed, with quite an amusing expression on his face.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-23 19:49]

Hi Karan,
Outstanding shot and the golden rays really does present a fantastic effect. I like the natural setting and the stare of the Stag. Very impressive sharpness and spot-on focus. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-25 2:04]

Hi Karan

Cris-crosing stags in fern, eh? :))
Yours is very nice, too, showing this youngster in such a lovely warm autumn light. Due to that, the colors here are amazing and they really give the picture such a lovely atmosphere.
The pose in which you've captured it here is a bit funny yo me - looks almost like you whistled and he turned ;) You are right...maybe not with such an imact as Paul's photo, but this one definitely had soemthing about it... :)

Bravo and TFS

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-10-25 11:42]

Hi Karan,
This is a great dedication to Paul. Great sunlight on this beautiful stag.
Good focus, sharpness and taken from a nice pov.
TFS Paula

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-26 8:53]

Hello Karan,
What a fantastic colours in this photo. Excellent focus and light. Great DOF, details and composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-26 10:28]

Hi Karan.
Once more your amazing picture of this wonderful stag. I like the subject a lot. Glance of the animal, pictorial surroundings and warm colours and light create a strong esthetic impression. Bravo and my compliments.

Hello Karan,
I like this composition, where the stag is surrounded by all the vegetaion in the habitat!
Good light on this attentive animal, DOF spot on and fine details!
Pablo -

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