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Not Royal Yet

Not Royal Yet
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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: 2008-02-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-05 10:26
Viewed: 3683
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When a young stag starts to get his antlers he is known as a knobber and then the antlers become small spikes (a pricket)

When he is two years old he starts to grow branched antlers and more points grow each year

Eventually when they get 12 points they are known as a Royal.

The most points recorded was 30

On rare occasions a stag doesn’t grow antlers at all and is know as a hummel.

This fellow doesn't yet have a full set of 12 points so he isn't a royal yet

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-05 10:30]

Hi karen,. What interesting notes somthing i did not know. he still is a fine looking animal. good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

Great image and sharpness. Well done!
Nice composition.


Hello Karen
what a nice capture of the lovely deer on dried ferns. Focus and details perfect. Timing great and so you captured its lovely looking face with a great eyes contact. Blurred trees on BG very nice for composition. thanks for sharing, best wishes


Wonderful image of this stag,
They are such proud and beautiful animails and you have captured him nicely,
Great job,


bonjour karan
excellent,beaucoup de details dans le pelage de ce cerf,on dirait qu'il attendait patiament d'etre pris en photo.
qu'elle distance entre vous et le cerf?

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-05 10:57]

Hi Karan

Maybe not 'Monarch of the Glen', but certainly Monarch of the Park! Great POV with excellent detail and colour.


Hello Karan,
so nice to see this beautiful posting from you this morning!
great pose of the stag in perfect sharpness, beautiful colouration and details in it
very well done again

Hello Karan
Not royal yet as you said, but so claose as you can come with your presentation :)
Well done and TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-02-05 12:29]

Hello Karan
An impressive fellow anyway! Magnificent capture and really beautiful shot. I like a lot those trees in the background.
Excellent job.
TFS and best regards

Hi Karan,
Your explanations are very interesting! Even if he doesn't have royal antlers, I must say that they are impressive! You composition is beautiful with excellent exposure and details. I like this eye contact a lot and beautiful lightning. This is well seen and well done; they are wonderful animals. You should have one at home, he seems to like you :)!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-05 13:04]

Hello Karan,
Amazing detail with your perfect focus.
Very well done, TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-05 13:22]

Hola Karan,
precioso retrato,
sublime pov y mirada,
logrado bg,
saludos amiga.

Impresionante tu colección de Ciervos Karan. En todas tus tomas se mantienen los mismos parámetros con un excelente resultado. Yo aún no he visto ningún ciervo en libertad.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi

Hi Karan

so he must be 12 years old! Very interesting information. I have a question: why you use tripod? as far as i know your speed was good enough to take a good shot without any problem.or maybe you use it for standing in safe side? I asking cause i am learning and if there is any special reason would you please let me know. I appreciate it in advance.thank you.
well done


Absolutely gorgeous Karan. This is one very fine capture...I like it enough and will save it in small format here for my background for a few days...REAL fine!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-05 15:58]

Hello Karan,
Beautiful Buck, he's so imposing, the composition
of the picture is very well done, very sharp and
clear image of the Buck.. Very well done


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-05 17:46]

Hi Karan, very intersting notes, I didn't know about the points. And I love your deer pictures, the colours always impress me so much. And the antlers in the tree branches, this is too much! Thank you Karan for your patience and love of these beautiful animals that you share with us. It is much much appreciated. Bye bye,


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-05 19:28]

Hi Karan,
I will be back later with a proper critique. Sorry friend.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-02-05 23:10]

Hello Karan,

Great picture of this stag. Great POV and DOF. Sharpness is perfect. Colours are excellent. I like very much the surrounding with the trees behind the animal and the blue sky. The light is great.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Karan,
A wonderful capture of this beauty with excellent DOV POV and sharpnes. Well done friend! I liked especialy his pose:)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-06 1:54]

Hi Karan,
He is very good looking :o) I liked the light, colors, POV, composition, focus, sharpness and details. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-06 2:28]

If this isn't yet 12 points then imagine a 30 pointer!!!!
Very interesting notes!
Great image of this fine animal.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Nice warm colours and lighting.
Good DOF that's not too shallow and so shows this Deer's habitat.
Great POV.
Well done Karan,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-06 6:55]

Hi Karan

But he is so close...11 :))
I actually didn't know this ranking but it comes in handy...i like learning new stuff :)
A great shot of this beautiful stag in his natural habitat.
I really like the DOF you used here - with which his head and especially anters are well isolated from the BG, but we still get the pleasure of seeing the environment well.
Very good hsarpness and lovely colrs, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-06 11:11]

Hi Karan.
Every shot from your deer series is great. (as ell as other picture from your gallery).
Amazing specimen and its glance. So solid gentleman. I understand your attention to it. I love wide DOF and amazing scenery too. Superb.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-06 12:44]

Hello Karan,
Fantastic photo with an excellent photographed deer in an excellent environment. Your POV is perfect. Details and natural colours are marvelous. Great pose and composition.

Hello Karan,
A majestic fellow indeed!
A strong glance and confident posture tell me this guy is boss around this place...
Good details and natural colours, DOF works well and so does the composition!
Pablo -

Hello Karan,
Fantastic shot, great composition and very nice pose, excellent sharpness and depth of field,lovely colors and details.I love the eye contact!great job.

Hi Karen, superb deer in splendid pose, great colors and excellent sharpness, bravo, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Karen,
He may not be royal but he certainly is regal, what a beautiful animal, I would get a headache carrying that big rake of antlers around! I love how hes posed for you!! TFS

Hello Karan sorry missed a lot of your shots :-( beautifull sharp capture and congrats on the new Cam nice choice. Good pose caught, DOF works well. tfs rgds Necip.

  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-08 11:31]

Hello Karan, very well done on that shot, very good details, very well composed and perfect exposure, thanks!


:-) tomorrow

Bonjour Karan
Superbe prise, excellente netteté, couleurs et cadrage, très beau sujet, j'adore.
Félicitations, amicalement Robi

Excellent overall setting in this composition Karan, I like it..And what a rack this big boy has! :)
Very good POV, DOF, detail, color, and light.
He looks like royalty to me ;-}

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-18 2:41]

Hello Karan,
Wonderful view of this proud-looking stag in beautiful sunlight. Good focus and I like its pose showing its beautiful horns. Very nice natural environment too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Karan,
That is an antler! If this one had a mirror, I think he would use it the whole day long...

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